I am quoting from a book my friend, I am not making it up, I did not mean to diffuse or confuse a meaning
book is... for everyone to read IMO!
The Essence Of: Professional Issues in Computing
by Robet Ayres
its a good read infact if you get / have it readup chapters 6.3 onwards "Ownership of Software" page 91
An intersting adjunct to the revised copywright laws is the moral rights and rights and exemptions. most software is covered by Property Law under the provisions for Intelectual Property.
anyways its all an interesting read indeed