computer software

(3) Computer software (A) In general Any— (i) computer software which is readily available for purchase by the general public, is subject to a nonexclusive license, and has not been substantially modified, and (ii) other computer software which is not acquired in a transaction (or series of related transactions) involving the acquisition of assets constituting a trade or business or substantial portion thereof. (B) Computer software defined For purposes of subparagraph (A), the term “computer software” means any program designed to cause a computer to perform a desired function. Such term shall not include any data base or similar item unless the data base or item is in the public domain and is incidental to the operation of otherwise qualifying computer software.


26 USC § 197(e)(3)

Scoping language

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