Yet another insightful article by Julie Brook, Esq. ‘Idea-Expression Dichotomy Remains Key to Copyright Protection of New Technology’ CEBblog (2014) October 22, 2014, in which the learned author address and comments on the often misunderstood and controversial issue of copyright protection.Reference is made to US jurisprudence on the subject matter. This notwithstanding, the article would appeal to international readership as well.
Can you state the difference between an idea and the expression of that idea? Don’t worry if it doesn’t slip off your tongue. This distinction one of the most difficult areas of copyright law but far from academic because copyright law doesn’t protect ideas, but it does protect expressions of ideas. And this distinction remains key to technology copyright cases.
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