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Codified Directive on Legal Protection of Computer Programs

The new codified Directive 2009/24/EC on the legal protection of computer programs has been published in Official Journal. It replaces Council Directive 91/250/EEC of 14 May 1991 on the legal protection of computer programs.

The main provision:

“Member States shall protect computer programs, by copyright, as literary works within the meaning of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works.”