Ethics Legal Side of computer systems - Computing Part 3 (Copyright, Designs and Patents Act)

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Material that has taken someone a lot of effort and creative talent to produce, is called 'Intellectual Property'.

It is only right that owners of that material benefit financially from their effort should they wish to do so.

Therefore parliament has passed an Act to help protect their intellectual property rights.

It is called the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act.

Computer systems have been heavily involved with this Act because they make it


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