Is software protected by copyright or patent?

Is software protected by copyright or patent?

Computer software or programs are instructions that are executed by a computer. Software is protected under copyright law and the inventions related to software are protected under patent law.

Can a process be patented?

Mathematical methods and computer programs: Any kind of mathematical process, algorithms, a business method or a computer program cannot be patented. A computer program can be given a copyright as a 'literary or artistic work', but the same cannot be patented.

Is software a copyright or patent?

Software can be protected under copyright law, and inventions related to software may as well be protected under patent law. PROTECTION UNDER COPYRIGHTS: The Copyright Act of India was amended to include 'computer program' as 'literary work'.