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Protection Of Intellectual Property In The Era Of Open-Source Software

Vivek Singh & Jaswant Singh Chouhan


This abstract digs at the balance between intellectual property rights (IPR) protection and the opensource software ethos. Open-source licenses, such as the Linux, GPL, and Apache Licence, form the foundation of collaborative software creation by defining the rules for usage, modification, and distribution. While copyright and copyleft mechanisms are important in guaranteeing openness, patent provisions and initiatives like the Open Invention Network help to reinforce the community against patent-related difficulties. As significant instances demonstrate, this delicate balance encounters legal complications. The necessity of transparency and obedience is shown by the involvement of communities and organizations in enforcing licenses. Trademark policies help to preserve brands. Navigating this volatile landscape necessitates a comprehensive knowledge of intellectual property rights, which must strike a balance between encouraging innovation and protecting the legal basis of open- source software.


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

License: Creative Commons 4.0

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​All research articles published in The Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research are fully open access. i.e. immediately freely available to read, download and share. Articles are published under the terms of a Creative Commons license which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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