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Council Directive of 14 May 1991 on the legal protection of computer programs (91/250/EEC)

Year of current version:1991
Date of Text (Enacted):May 14, 1991
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights)
Notes:Member States are to comply with this Directive for legal protection of computer programs before 1 January 1993. For further information, see Article 10.
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English

Council Directive of 14 May 1991 on the legal protection of computer programs (91/250/EEC) Council Directive of 14 May 1991 on the legal protection of computer programs (91/250/EEC), Complete document (pdf) [41 KB] Council Directive of 14 May 1991 on the legal protection of computer programs (91/250/EEC), Complete document (htm) [27 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

French

Directive du Conseil du 14 mai 1991 concernant la protection juridique des programmes d’ordinateur (91/250/CEE) Directive du Conseil du 14 mai 1991 concernant la protection juridique des programmes d’ordinateur (91/250/CEE), Complete document (pdf) [44 KB] Directive du Conseil du 14 mai 1991 concernant la protection juridique des programmes d’ordinateur (91/250/CEE), Complete document (htm) [29 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Spanish

Directiva del Consejo de 14 de mayo de 1991 sobre la protección jurídica de programas de ordenador (91/250/CEE) Directiva del Consejo de 14 de mayo de 1991 sobre la protección jurídica de programas de ordenador (91/250/CEE), Complete document (pdf) [48 KB] Directiva del Consejo de 14 de mayo de 1991 sobre la protección jurídica de programas de ordenador (91/250/CEE), Complete document (htm) [30 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

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