Software (programs or data) that has been written onto read-only memory (ROM). Firmware is a combination of software and hardware. ROMs, PROMs and EPROMs that have data or programs recorded on them are firmware.
- First Sale Doctrine
A legal principle that limits a rightsholder’s rights to control content after it has been sold for the first time. According to first sale doctrine, lawful ownership of an item, such as a music CD or a book, is not the same as owning the copyright of the item. The owner of the item may […]
In video editing, firstplay is the first track played on a DVD video or film. Usually it is a short video clip displaying logos, such as Dolby Digital and other company logos, or an FBI warning. Contrast with extro, the last clip on a disc.
- fishbowl virtual reality
Fishbowl virtual reality or fishbowl VR refers to virtual reality environments that are viewed on a computer system, rather than projection or holographic displays. Analogous to users watching a computer monitor as one would watch a fishbowl. Also called desktop virtual reality or desktop VR.
- fixed-frequency monitor
A monitor that can only accept signals in one frequency range. In contrast, multiscanning monitors automatically adjust themselves to the frequency at which data is being sent.
- fixed length
Having a set length that never varies. In database systems, a field can have a fixed or a variable length. A variable-length field is one whose length can be different in each record, depending on what data is stored in the field. The terms fixed length and variable length can also refer to the entire […]