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An historical overview is presented of legal cases that considered patent and copyright protection for software. It is noted that, while patent protection was unsettled in the early years, it has been stable in recent years. In contrast, copyright protection, which was settled in the early years, is now expanding rapidly.<>

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Technology and Society Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:7 ,  Issue: 3 )