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What is a program?

Programs are one of the explicit categories of information enunciated in the Uniform Trade Secret Act as being entitled to trade secret protection. Generally, programs include computer programs. While this includes computer programs that are kept internally within a company, it can also include aspects of a program publicly distributed if that program is distributed in machine language (because machine language is generally unreadable on its own, so the underlying source code remains secret and continues to be a trade secret for its owner).