Define the term intellectual property? Identify three examples of
technological (computer related) intellectual property. Discuss the
difference between patent and copyright in software.
2. Explain the term “digital rights management”. Compare and contrast
three different technologies that have been used or proposed for
digital rights management.
3. Explain why patents are considered an unreliable way of protecting intellectual property rights in software.
4. Suppose Acme Software wants to develop a program that duplicates
the functionality of a program made by Best Software. Is it possible for
Acme Software to do this without violating the copyrights held by Best
5. Suppose your band has recorded a song and posted it as an MP3 file
on your website. Investigate how you can allow people to download your
music for noncommercial purposes while retaining your copyright on the
song. Explain the options available to your band members.