Technology Computer Related Law and Legal Definition

The advent of computers has given rise to the expansion of legal definitions and scope of coverage in existing law, as well as new legislation necessary to deal with the new issues and concepts surrounding computer use. There is a legally protectable property interest in the code used to create software programs, which is also often subject to confidentiality agreements. New avenues of commerce created in cyberspace have created a need for contracts, such as web hosting agreements, to be created. Application of traditional areas of the law such as trademarks, copyrights, and taxation have yet to be settled.