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What practical confidentiality protections can BSA offer to software piracy whistleblowers?

This question refers to a form for reporting software piracy. That page has an FAQ question: If I report software piracy to the BSA, will my name be kept confidential? Your name will never be ...
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If an inventor were to create a top secret invention, does this person have a legal obligation to keep it secret?

In a scenario in which an inventor was able to invent something that the government would likely classify as 'Top Secret' or even 'Born Secret', and the inventor knows that it will be classified as ...
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Why intellectual property and not just trade secrets?

Why are intellectual property rights necessary when nothing prevents a company from having trade secrets?
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Can code logic be copyrighted?

Scenario: I work at company A and write some code for them which is something trivial but used in a product that is proprietary and hence the code is company property. Then I leave the company A and ...
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Confidentiality in employer/employee relations - defaults in US law?

I may soon be employed by a US company (I've never worked for one before). My question regards confidentiality of information in the employer-employee relations, by default (= by law/legal precedent), ...
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What to do with Grandad's Top Secret documents

He worked for the US government and left behind some documents that might be actually important. What's the proper procedure here, do we destroy everything or is there somewhere we should take these?
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Legality of secretly micro-chipping coins?

In the UK, we are less than a week away from the new £1 coin coming into circulation, which has been billed as 'the most high-tech coin in the world'. In an effort to reduce counterfeit, they have ...