Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Computer Program Copyright Law in the Russian Federation: International Experience and Russian Reality

Computer Program Copyright Law in the Russian Federation: International Experience and Russian... 31 COMPUTER PROGRAM COPYRIGHT LAW IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION: INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE AND RUS- SIAN REALITY CORIEN PRINS Lecturer, Documentation Office for East European Law, Leiden University Faculty of Law IRINA V. SAVEL'EVA Partner, Lex International, Attomeys-at-Law, Moscow; Lecturer, Moscow State University 1. Introduction This article aims to clarify the position of the Russian Federation in interpreting copyright law to protect computer programs. World-wide, the scope of copyrightable subject matter has been expanded to include this new feature of technology. A brief glance at the major legal systems around the world shows that the legislatures of many countries have modified several copyright provisions to provide for adequate protection. The question of the protection of computer programs through copyright law, however, is still a contentious one. The reason is that such works, like earlier many other technological innovations, are completely new phenomena under copyright law. Bringing computer programs within the ambit of copyright raises complex questions. It asks for the modification of some basic principles of this system of law and, as a result, imposes tensions on the traditional copyright approach. Opponents of protecting computer programs as a subject matter of copyright argue that it does not constitute the type http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Review of Central and East European Law Brill

Computer Program Copyright Law in the Russian Federation: International Experience and Russian Reality

Loading next page...
 
/lp/brill/computer-program-copyright-law-in-the-russian-federation-international-I9xRBRDq0N
Publisher
Brill
Copyright
© 1993 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
0925-9880
eISSN
1573-0352
DOI
10.1163/157303593X00022
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

31 COMPUTER PROGRAM COPYRIGHT LAW IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION: INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE AND RUS- SIAN REALITY CORIEN PRINS Lecturer, Documentation Office for East European Law, Leiden University Faculty of Law IRINA V. SAVEL'EVA Partner, Lex International, Attomeys-at-Law, Moscow; Lecturer, Moscow State University 1. Introduction This article aims to clarify the position of the Russian Federation in interpreting copyright law to protect computer programs. World-wide, the scope of copyrightable subject matter has been expanded to include this new feature of technology. A brief glance at the major legal systems around the world shows that the legislatures of many countries have modified several copyright provisions to provide for adequate protection. The question of the protection of computer programs through copyright law, however, is still a contentious one. The reason is that such works, like earlier many other technological innovations, are completely new phenomena under copyright law. Bringing computer programs within the ambit of copyright raises complex questions. It asks for the modification of some basic principles of this system of law and, as a result, imposes tensions on the traditional copyright approach. Opponents of protecting computer programs as a subject matter of copyright argue that it does not constitute the type

Journal

Review of Central and East European LawBrill

Published: Jan 1, 1993

There are no references for this article.