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62848 Legal Opinion on Copyright in Programming Languages, Jan-Feb 1961

Correspondence between Michael Holmyard and solicitors concerning the possibilities of intellectual ownership of the CLEO programming language. Comprises:
- Letter from Mr Holmyard (Lyons Assistant Secretary) to Messrs A.A. Thornton & Co concerning [legally?]  registering 'CLEO' as an 'autocode', or programming language; 
- Two Lyons internal memos [pasted together] from Mr Holmyard (Lyons Assistant Secretary) to TR Thompson (LEO Computers) re: [legal?] registration of 'CLEO' as a programming language;
- Letter from M. Holmyard (Lyons Assistant Secretary) to Messrs Bartlett and Gluckstein (Solicitors, Piccadilly) re copyright in programmes written for clients by LEO Computers Ltd. [Although Michael Holmyard mentions enclosing a specimen programme as an example, the enclosure has not survived in the file];
- Letter from Bartlett & Gluckstein (Solicitors) in response to Mr Holmyard's letter of 21st Jan 1961 re: copyright in programmes, giving legal opinion on copyright as requested, 2nd Feb 1961.

Date : 18th January 1961 to 2nd February 1961

Physical Description : 1 file (5 pages), paper; typescript

Provenance :
Collected by Peter Bird as part of his research for his book LEO - The First Business Computer (1994).



Archive References : CMLEO/PB/CS/19610118 , PJB/2/7/090-094 , DCMLEO20201028090-094

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH62848. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.
 
Article: 62848 Legal Opinion on Copyright in Programming Languages, Jan-Feb 1961

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LEO Computers Ltd and Bartlett & Gluckstein
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