According to the title it is suggested that there is a legal matter dealing only with the protection of
software. However, this is not correct. On the contrary the software protection has to be integrated in
the existing legal system and legal problems with the existing legal norms, in particular those concerning
patent law, copyright law and/or competition law have to be solved. Furthermore protection for a title of works can be claimed for a software program. Since the existing
legal practice as well as software engineering is submitted to quick changes adequate legal remedies must
always be chosen according to the concrete situation.