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Copyright laws protect the rights of writers to profits earned from their writings, whereas patent laws protect inventors’ rights to profits earned from their inventions. In Jawade, when computer-software writers demanded that their rights to profit be protected, the courts determined that information written for a machine does not fit into either the copyright or the patent category. Clearly, therefore, the profit rights of computer-software writers remain unprotected in Jawade.

Which one of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

(A) Computer-software writers are not an influential enough group in Jawade for the government to consider modifying existing copyright laws in order to protect this group’s
profit rights.
(B) No laws exist, other than copyright laws and patent laws, that would protect the profit rights of computer-software writers in Jawade.
(C) Most of the computer software used in Jawade is imported from other countries.
(D) Computer software is more similar to writings covered by copyright laws than it is to inventions covered by patent laws.
(E) Copyright laws and patent laws in Jawade have not been modified since their original adoption.
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The conclusion in this argument is that "the profit rights of computer-software writers remain unprotected in Jawade"

From the answer choices, only Option B when negated smashes the conclusion, because if there are other laws other than the copyright laws and patent laws to protect the computer-software writers, they will not remain unprotected. It is the absense of a law because of which they remain unprotected.
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Can anyone please tell me why E is wrong?
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E isnt the right choice . Can we certainly tell,after modification,it necessarily protects the software writers? The change maybe in favour of the writes or can be against. So E is discarded.
B holds proper choice as, if assumed that no other law than these two, protects the writers then it can be safely concluded that writer's profit remain unprotected.
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Copyright laws protect the rights of writers to profits earned from their writings, whereas patent laws protect inventors’ rights to profits earned from their inventions. In Jawade, when computer-software writers demanded that their rights to profit be protected, the courts determined that information written for a machine does not fit into either the copyright or the patent category. Clearly, therefore, the profit rights of computer-software writers remain unprotected in Jawade.

Which one of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

A. Computer-software writers are not an influential enough group in Jawade for the government to consider modifying existing copyright laws in order to protect this group’s profit rights
B. No laws exist, other than copyright laws and patent laws, that would protect the profit rights of computer-software writers in Jawade
C. Most of the computer software used in J awade is imported from other countries
D. Computer software is more similar to writings covered by copyright laws than it is to inventions covered by patent laws
E. Copyright laws and patent laws in J awade have not been modified since their original adoption.
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Option B

All the other options are not even close.
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Why A isn't the answer ? I was confused between A and B.
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New post 29 Jan 2018, 20:20
Shivikaa wrote:
Why A isn't the answer ? I was confused between A and B.


Answer A is incorrect because it is out of scope.
You don't need to assume how important they are in this question.
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Why A isn't the answer ? I was confused between A and B.


The subtelity of A that made this option incorrect is the word 'consider'. Negate the option and we get:

Computer-software writers are an influential enough group in Jawade for the government to consider modifying existing copyright laws in order to protect this group’s profit rights.

Does 'considering' to do something warranties that the action has been taken? No.

Had the option been framed as 'Computer-software writers are not an influential enough group in Jawade for the government to modify existing copyright laws in order to protect this group’s profit rights.', A could have also been voted as a correct option.

Whereas, B's clarity of words made it win this one.
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