Websites: Writing the Disclaimers and Copyright Notices

A disclaimer on a website is essential as it serves to protect and limit your liability by outlining expectations and obligations a person will agree to before using the site. In addition to the disclaimer, you must also have a copyright notice that complies with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

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Can computer software be patented?

Computer hardware – the physical components of computers – and software – the bits of binary code used to make the computer do what it does so well – are created by inventive individuals, whose design (whether circuitry or for methods for solving problems) can become the object of a patent. Patents are meant to cover ideas, and “anything new under the sun made by man” has long been the subject of patent law; only laws of nature, natural phenomena, mathematics, or other universal truths have not been patentable.

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