Legal Aspects of the Information Society
by Malcolm Bain
Publisher: FTA 2010
Number of pages: 301
This book contains fundamental information for those who want to understand Free Software and how to contribute and benefit from it in a safe and legal way. Concepts like existing legal systems of software protection - copyright, patents, trademark and key concepts like Copyleft and free licenses - will provide a general background upon which practical skills for different contexts can be built.
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