The European Court of Justice recently confirmed, in a reference from the High Court for England and Wales, that the functionality of software is not protected by copyright (SAS Institute Inc v World Programming Ltd Case C-406/10 of 2011).
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No copyright protection for software functionality
- Buddle Findlay
- Steve Nightingale, Philip Wood, Andrew Matangi, Amy Ryburn , Aisling Weir and Allan Yeoman
- European Union, New Zealand
- July 9 2012
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