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Comments were requested on a proposal to amend a section of the Federal Acquisition Regulation to: (1) implement recently enacted legislation concerning government and contractor interests in data and copyrights; and (2) prescribe policies for the acquisition of data. GAO found that the proposed amendment needs to: (1) define when data and software are proprietary because they were developed at private expense; and (2) indicate what the government expects to receive by requiring a software contractor to deliver form, fit, and function data.