Regulations for the Protection of Computer Software
第一章 总 则Chapter I General Provisions
Article1. In order to protect the rights and interests of creators of computer software， to adjust the relationships of interest during the development， dissemination and use of computer software， to encourage the development and circulation of computer software， and to promote the development of computer applications these regulations are enacted in accordance with the provisions of the Copyright Law of the People's Republic of China.
Article2. For the purposes of these regulations computer software （hereinafter referred to as software） refers to computer programs and related documentation.
Article3. Meanings of the following words used in these regulations are：
（1） Computer programs： refers to coded instructional sequences-or those symbol ic instructional sequences or numeric language sequences which can be automatically converted into coded instructional sequences-which are for the purpose of obtaining a certain result and which are operated on information processing equipment such as computers.
Computer programs include source code programs and object code programs. The source code text of a piece of software and its object code text should be seen as one work.