Part 3—Ari Douglas: Hardware Licensing and Copyright Explained

Due to a copyright doctrine called the useful article doctrine, goods that have a utilitarian function are not eligible for copyright. Unlike software—where anything you write is inherently copyrighted—with hardware, only the artistic non-utilitarian (ornamental) aspects of your design or perhaps original ideas represented in your schematics are copyrightable.

Product and Performance Information

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Performance varies by use, configuration and other factors. Learn more at www.Intel.com/PerformanceIndex.