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1st Circuit: Companies must remain vigilant in registering copyrights

It’s not enough for companies to simply register their copyrights in source code for the original version of software products. According to a 1st Circuit decision rendered Sept. 14 in Airframe Systems, Inc. v. L-3 Communications Corp., software companies must register complete copies of each software version in both source and object codes in order to protect their copyrights.

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