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European Communities (Legal Protection of Computer Programs) Regulations, 1993 (S.I. No. 26 of 1993)

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Year of current version:1993
Date of entry into force of original text:December 31, 1992
Date of Text (Issued):February 2, 1993
Type of Text:Implementing Rules/Regulations
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights)
Notes:
The purpose of these Regulations is to give legal effect to the European Communities Council Directive (No. 9½50/EEC) on the legal protection of computer programs (O.J. No. L122 of 17.5.91). The effect of the Regulations is to provide explicit copyright protection for computer programs as literary works. This is without prejudice to any protection which may have existed prior to the signing of these regulations.
The Regulations, when read in conjunction with the Copyright Acts, 1963 and 1987, give legal effect to all the requirements imposed under the Directive, for the protection of computer programs.
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