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Copyright, Patents and Trademarks

The following are established ways of protecting intellectual property rights in software:

1. Copyright
2. Patent
3. Trademark

Describe the purpose of each of these approaches and explain how each of them can be used to protect property rights in software. Please include any experiences you have had with these approaches.

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This solution examines the purpose of copyrights, patents and trademarks. This solution explains the significance of each of these ways of protecting intellectual copyrights in the context of software.