Artifact Details

Title

Association of Data Processing Service Organizations (ADAPSO) reunion workshop : intellectual property

Catalog Number

102658243

Type

Text

Date

2002-05-04

Contributor

Aspray, William, Moderator
Aspray, William, Historian
Goetz, Martin, Participant
Goetz, Norma, Participant
Haigh, Thomas, Participant
Haigh, Thomas, Historian
Johnson, Luanne, Editor
Keet, Lee, Participant
Keet, Nancy, Participant
Krammer, Joan, Participant
Palenski, Ron, Moderator
Schachter, Oscar, Participant

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Washington, DC

Extent

23 p.

Description

A group of former computer software and services company CEOs and attorneys met to discuss the issues involved over the years in protecting software. They talked about patents and copyrights and the difficulties in using them to legally protect software. This was not a major issue in the early years when most application software was custom, but it became significant with the use of packaged software and the introduction of widely-distributed software for the PC. They discussed the difference between published and unpublished copyrights and how IBM became more concerned with the issue after they unbundled their software. They finished by discussing the characteristics of the early period of software and what they expect will happen to the industry in the future.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Software business history; ADR; Advanced Computer Techniques Corp. (ACT); AISC; CONTU Commission; Copyright Protection; Goetz, Martin; IBM; Keet, Lee; Microsoft Corporation; Palenski, Ron; Schachter, Oscar; Software Patents; Software Protection Committee; Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Credit

Software Industry Special Interest Group

Lot Number

X4589.2008