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Breach of copyright and confidentiality considered in software development dispute

Breach of copyright and confidentiality considered in software development dispute
Published on: 23 June 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Breach of copyright and confidentiality considered in software development dispute
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IP & IT analysis: In the case of Jumar Solutions Ltd v McKee the judge considered that the law of copyright did not prevent a developer from creating similar works in circumstances where they flow naturally from the pre-existing materials and are the most appropriate code for the particular purpose. Ashley Roughton, barrister at Nabarro specialising in intellectual property, talks us through the details. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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