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A copyright is a grant by the United States of exclusive rights over the writings of an author, including software.
  • A copyright protects only the expression, not the idea.
  • Expressions are inherently copyrighted at creation.
      #   The right to sue for infringement requires claims of copyright to be registered in the Copyright Office.
      #   Registration requires creator to fill out copyright forms and submit.
      #   Expression must display copyright symbol.
  • Innovative and/or novel software algorithms or constructions protection requires submission of an intellectual property disclosure form and review by the UTA Intellectual Property Committee as a process patent.
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  • Ideas can be protected through patent application.