A Practical Guide to Software Licensing for Licensees and Licensors

Author: H. Ward Classen
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590318492
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This new Second Edition updates its first edition published in 2005 by examining the fundamental issues that both licensors and licensees confront in the negotiation of a software license. This resource is accompanied by and cross-referenced to an annotated software license. A detailed index and companion CD-ROM is also included for customization of the software license and related forms.

Technology Law

Author: Mark Grossman
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 081086925X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Based on a series of previously published articles, Technology Law adopts a reader-friendly approach to the problems and issues facing those of us who depend on technology to make a living. Avoiding technical jargon, this book offers simple explanations of why certain laws exist, what they mean, and suggestions for responding to them responsibly and effectively. In this revised edition, Mark Grossman addresses developments that have taken place over the past five years in the rapidly changing world of technology law. This edition incorporates new and updated articles that address the many changes since the publication of the first edition. The book is logically structured so that, though its chapters deal with a multitude of topics, related articles are grouped together. The book's broad scope engages with issues in technology law across a wide spectrum of business areas. Those who deal with technology in any capacity will find much value in this important volume.

Contract Negotiation Handbook

Author: Stephen Guth
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780988830806
Format: PDF, Docs
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A Hands-On Guide for Contracting in the Cloud Stephen Guth's latest book zeros in on the high-stakes negotiations of Software as a Service procurements. Covering topics from audit rights to data privacy to service levels, the Contract Negotiation Handbook: Software as a Service dissects a cloud computing contract line-by-line with easy to understand explanations, preparing you to successfully counter service provider negotiation ploys. Based on years of real-life experience, the practical negotiation tactics described in this how-to book could save you money on your next cloud computing procurement and protect you from taking on unnecessary risk. Whether you're an attorney, a procurement professional, or just looking to get the best possible deal, this book has something for you. Don't negotiate your next cloud computing contract without it!

The Tech Contracts Handbook

Author: David Tollen
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781604429824
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Tech Contracts Handbookis a practical and accessible reference book and training manual on IT contracts.This isa clause-by-clause "how to" guide on software licenses and technology services agreements, covering the issues at stake and offering negotiation tips and sample contract language. This handbook is written for both lawyers and businesspeople, including contract managers, procurement officers, corporate counsel, salespeople, and anyone else responsible for getting IT deals done. Perhaps most important, this book uses simple English, as any good contract should. Topics covered include: .Software as a service (SaaS) and cloud computing agreements .Warranties .Indemnities .Open source software .Service level agreements .Nondisclosure agreements .Limitations of liability .Internet and e-commerce contracts .Software escrow .Data security .Copyright licensing .And much more"

Software Agreements Line by Line

Author: Michael Overly
Publisher: Aspatore Books
ISBN: 9781587623691
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This comprehensive overview describes solutions to prevent manipulation, and offers suggestions for adapting contracts to meet the needs of the user. Essential for those selling and buying software.

A Guide to IT Contracting

Author: Michael R. Overly
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466597917
Format: PDF, ePub
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Even leading organizations with sophisticated IT infrastructures and teams of lawyers can find themselves unprepared to deal with the range of issues that can arise in IT contracting. Written by two seasoned attorneys, A Guide to IT Contracting: Checklists, Tools, and Techniques distills the most critical business and legal lessons learned through the authors’ decades of experience drafting and negotiating IT-related agreements. In a single volume, readers can quickly access information on virtually every type of technology agreement. Structured to focus on a particular type of IT agreement, each chapter includes a checklist of essential terms, a brief summary of what the agreement is intended to do, and a complete review of the legal and business issues that are addressed in that particular agreement. Providing non-legal professionals with the tools to address IT contracting issues, the book: Contains checklists to help readers organize key concepts for ready reference Supplies references to helpful online resources and aids for contract drafting Includes a CD-ROM with reusable checklists and complete glossary that defines key legal, business, and technical terms Costly mistakes can be avoided, risk can be averted, and better contracts can be drafted if you have access to the right information. Filled with reader-friendly checklists, this accessible reference will set you down that path. Warning you of the most common pitfalls, it arms you with little-known tips and best practices to help you negotiate the key terms of your IT agreements with confidence and ensure you come out on top in your next contract negotiation.

Open Source for Business

Author: Heather Meeker
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781511617772
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Heather Meeker's Open Source for Business is a practical, readable guide to help businesspeople, engineers, and lawyers understand open source software licensing. Based on the author's twenty years as an attorney working at the crossroads of intellectual property and technology, this guide explains the legal and technical principles behind open source licensing so you can make the right decisions for your business. It offers tips on using open source, contributing to open source projects, and releasing your own open source software. You'll also find quick-reference tables on the major open source licenses, plus forms and checklists you can use to promote compliance. In this book, you will learn . . .* Why open source is not a "virus"* What the GPL is and how to handle it* When and how to conduct open source audits* What a user-friendly open source policy looks like* How to avoid and respond to open source enforcement claims* How to use open source to fight patent infringement claims* How to manage trademarks for open source products

Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing

Author: Andrew Laurent
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 0596005814
Format: PDF
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Describes the legal implications of open source and free software licensing and provides an explanation of what an open source software license actually is, and how to draft one for personal use.

Information Technology Law

Author: Ian Lloyd
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198787553
Format: PDF, Docs
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Do you download music or shop online? Who regulates large companies such as Google and Facebook? How safe is your personal data on the internet? Information technology affects all aspects of modern life. From the information shared on websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to online shopping and mobile devices, it is rare that a person is not touched by some form of IT every day. Information Technology Law examines the legal dimensions of these everyday interactions with technology and the impact on privacy and data protection, as well as their relationship to other areas of substantive law, including intellectual property and criminal proceedings. Since the pioneering publication of the first edition over twenty years ago, this forward-thinking text has established itself as the most readable and comprehensive textbook on the subject, covering the key topics in this dynamic and fast-moving field in a clear and engaging style. Focussing primarily on developments within the UK and EU, this book provides a broad-ranging introduction and analysis of the increasingly complex relationship between the law and IT. Information Technology Law is essential reading for students of IT law and also appropriate for business and management students, as well as IT and legal professionals. Online Resource Centre The Online Resource Centre hosts a catalogue of web links to key readings, updates to the law since publication, as well as linking to the author's own IT law blog.