Internet protocol

Internet Protocol
(1) The set of rules governing communication among computers across a computer network or the Internet.
(2) Intellectual property.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

Internet protocol
The use of common protocols enables different computer systems to exchange information over the internet. (Protocols are a set of network communication procedures that are hardware and operating system independent.) Two of the most important such protocols are IP and transmission control protocol (TCP), together known as TCP/IP. IP enables data to be split into "packets" that may then be transported through any combination of networks before reaching the recipient computer, which then reassembles the packets using the complementary TCP.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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