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Author Banzhaf, John F.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Patents ♦ Regulations ♦ Constacts ♦ Liabilty ♦ Trade secrets ♦ Copying ♦ Law ♦ Accounting ♦ Slander of credit ♦ Torts ♦ Legal ♦ Negligence ♦ Criminals ♦ Guarantees ♦ Warrantees ♦ Evidence copying ♦ Record keeping records ♦ Income tax ♦ Simulation ♦ Standard of care ♦ Copyrights ♦ Crime ♦ Evidence ♦ Lawyer
Abstract Possible liability for negligence, for other torts (such as slander of credit) and for liability under theories of express or implied warranty (guarantees) are discussed, and legal complications are explained, so that users, operators, owners, and leasors of computers may be alerted to potential legal problems. Focus is also on troublespots in contracting for data processing services, in automating record keeping operations, in deciding whether or not to automate certain operations, and in complying with statutes and regulations relating to record keeping. Information is given on patents, copyrights and trade secret protection for programs, and the problem of using copyrighted material in information storage and retrieval systems, including the pending copyright and patent revision bills.
Description Affiliation: George Washington Univ., Washington, D.C. (Banzhaf, John F.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 11
Issue Number 8
Page Count 7
Starting Page 543
Ending Page 549

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Source: ACM Digital Library