Download e-book for kindle: Math You Can't Use: Patents, Copyright, and Software by Ben Klemens

By Ben Klemens

This energetic and cutting edge booklet is set laptop code and the criminal controls and regulations on those that write it. The frequent use of private pcs and the net have made it attainable to unlock new facts or instruments right away to almost the full international. notwithstanding, whereas the electronic revolution permits quickly and large use of those highbrow homes, it additionally implies that their builders face new demanding situations in conserving their rights as creators. Drawing on a bunch of examples, Ben Klemens describes and analyzes the highbrow estate concerns fascinated with the advance of software program. He makes a speciality of software program patents as a result of their strong impression at the software program industry, yet he additionally offers an in depth dialogue of the way conventional copyright legislation might be utilized to code. The e-book concludes with a dialogue of options to ease the limitations on software program improvement. this is often the 1st ebook to confront those issues of severe coverage recommendations. it's guaranteed to turn into the normal reference for software program builders, these interested by highbrow estate matters, and for policymakers looking course. it really is severe that public coverage on those matters enables development instead of hindering it. there's an excessive amount of at stake.

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