What is the best form of protection for software has been and still is a most unsettled and vexing - and hence very topical - issue in intellectual property (IP) law and practice.
Jorda, Karl F.
"Software Protection: Copyrights, Patents, Trade Secrets And/Or Sui Generis,"
ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law: Vol. 4
, Article 5.
Available at: http://nsuworks.nova.edu/ilsajournal/vol4/iss2/5