Thursday, August 21, 2008

Copy Right Act_28

What are the major provisions in the amended Copyright Act, 1999 with regards to computer programs?

The major provisions are :
(i) the doing of any act necessary to obtain information essential for operating inter-operability of an independently created computer program with other programs by a lawful possessor of a computer program provided that such information is not otherwise readily available;

(ii) the observation, study or test of functioning of the computer program in order to determine the ideas and principles which underline any elements of the program while performing such acts necessary for the functions for which the computer program was supplied;

(iii) the making of copies or adaptation of the computer program from a personally legally obtained copy for non-commercial personal use.

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