a) Outline the purpose of copyright laws
b) Describe the relationship between copyright law and software licence agreements
a) The purpose of copyright laws is protecting the expression of ideas through copyright, government hope to stimulate cultural and economic development.
b) A software licence agreement is a contract between the "licensor" and purchaser of the right to use software. As copy right law is a set of exclusive rights granted by a state to the creator of an original work or their assignee for a limited period of time upon disclosure of the work

11. Define each of the following terms:
a) Plagiarism : The practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own
b) Shareware: Software that is available free of charge and often distributed informally for evaluation, after which a fee may be requested for continued use
c) Open source: Denoting software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed with or without modification
d) Public Domain: A software that has no ownership (no copyright) of the intellectual property.
e) Reverse engineering: The reproduction of another manufacturer product following detailed examination of its construction or composition
f) Decompilation: A decompiler is the name given to a computer program to a computer program that performs the reverse operation to that of a compiler.
g) Backup: A help or support.
h) Single key encryption:   A private key known to only parties
i) Public/private key encryption: A public-key cryptography refers to a cryptographic system requiring two separate keys, one to lock or encrypt the plaintext, and one to unlock or decrypt the cypher text
j) Authentication: Validating the authenticity of something or someone

12. Explain the connection between intellectual property copyright laws and licence agreements. Who is responsible for creating each of these.
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