By Topic

Fuzziness versus all or nothing

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

1 Author(s)
Stern, Richard H. ; 2000 M St., N.W. Suite 700, Washington, DC, USA

Looks at the question whether law, particularly intellectual property law as applied to electronic systems, might benefit from a stiff dose of fuzzy logic. Intellectual property law has enjoyed a kind of fuzzy logic in the past. An example is the piece of copyright law proceeding from the premise that a computer program is a literary work like a poem or a novel, whose plot and other nonliteral aspects are legally protected, and therefore a computer program should enjoy legal protection of its nonliteral aspects, such as the patterns of commands and key strokes that actuate the Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet program. That is not the kind of fuzzy logic considered. The author looks at Zadehian fuzzy logic, as contrasted with Aristotelian or Boolean logic. The law in general, and intellectual property law is no exception, tends to take an all or nothing (binary) attitude about everything

Published in:

Micro, IEEE  (Volume:15 ,  Issue: 3 )