**PLEASE NOTE** that questions about Copyright are off topic for this site. Use this tag for questions predominantly about patents that cross over into Copyright issues.

Copyright is a form of intellectual property that applies to “artistic” types of creative work such as writing, visual compositions, musical composition and performance, etc. This contrasts with patents, which applies to “technical” inventions with a practical purpose. There is nonetheless some overlap in scope; in particular, intellectual property can involve both copyright for the software in itself and patents for the embodied techniques and the devices using the software.

This site is specifically about patents, so questions about copyright in general are off-topic here. Use this tag for questions about copyright as it relates to patents.

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