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Encryption Edit

See cryptographic algorithm.

Japan Edit

An algorithm refer to "methods of combining in a program, instructions given to a computer."[1]

United States Edit

An algorithm is

  • "[a] prescribed set of well defined rules or processes for the solution of a problem."[2]
  • "a particular method devised to solve a particular problem (or class of problems)."[3]
  • "a step-by-step, problem-solving procedure, especially an established computational procedure for solving a problem in a finite number of steps."[4]

An algorithm is

a well-defined computational procedure for taking an input and producing an output. Algorithms are tools for solving computational problems--an algorithm describes a specific computational procedure for achieving a desired input/output relationship.[6]

References Edit

  1. Japan, Law No. 48 of 1970, Art. 10(3)(III).
  2. U.S. Copyright Office, Compendium of Copyright Office Practices II, § 326 (1984).
  3. At the Nexus of Cybersecurity and Public Policy: Some Basic Concepts and Issues, at 18.
  4. Youth, Pornography, and the Internet, at 407.
  5., GIS Glossary (full-text).
  6. Finding a Balance: Computer Software, Intellectual Property, and the Challenge of Technological Change, at 6 n.20.

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