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A recent EC Directive seeks to prevent illicit copying of computer programs (software) and to harmonise legal protection throughout the Community. However there is debate within the software industry on whether the Directive will stifle parts of the industry it is designed to protect.

This POSTnote examines the Directive’s potential impact on the software industry and related issues.


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