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Article 10.1 provides that computer programs, whether in source or object code, are protected as literary works under the Berne Convention (1971). This provision confirms that computer programs must be protected by copyright and that the provisions of the Berne Convention, which apply to literary works, also apply to them. It also confirms that the form in which a program is found, whether in the source or object code, does not affect protection. The obligation to protect computer programs as literary works means, for example.B., that only restrictions on literary works can be applied to computer programs. It also confirms that the general term of protection of 50 years applies to computer programs. In addition, members must protect such data from disclosure, unless this is necessary to protect the public or measures are taken to ensure that the data is protected against unfair commercial use. .