Christopher Barnett, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, discusses the importance of requesting releases of liability when negotiating new software licenses or support renewals…more
Compliance, like many other aspects of the business world, is a balance of risks. Unfortunately, it often takes an organization being rebuked in some fashion before it realizes the importance of failure to be in compliance. …more
Proving ownership of licenses in a software audit is an arduous task. Keli Johnson Swan, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, lists the purchase documentation auditors look for…more
Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Brian Von hatten, suggests service providers consider a modular approach to client agreements…more
The recent report from BSA | The Software Alliance entitled "Navigating The Cloud: Why Software Asset Management is More Important than Ever" provides a ood summary of the items businesses need to address either internally or in…more
Keli Johnson Swan, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, shares three key areas of concern when negotiating settlements with BSA |The Software Alliance (a/k/a Business Software Alliance) and the Software & Information Industry…more
Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Brian Von Hatten, lists some of the risks companies face when their workforce wants to bring their own devices to work…more
Companies may be able to show "reasonableness of conduct" when sensitive information is disclosed to unauthorized third parties if appropriate policies and procedures are maintained.
Enterprise software purchasers should be aware of the circumstances under which Oracle's Unlimited Licensing Agreement (ULA) can have a significant potential downside and when it can be an attractive licensing option,…more
Brian Von Hatten, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, suggests buyers considering purchasing assets of another entity use strategies for limiting risk exposure involving intellectual property and license agreements…more
Scott & Scott, LLP cautions companies engaging the services of third-party vendors not to assume that the software licenses acquired from those vendors really are adequate to support the products deployed by those vendors…more
Technology services companies should ensure that their agreements contain provisions designed to protect them in disputes with their customers. Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Brian Von Hatten, shares several key provisions that…more
Sellers may inadvertently violate the terms of a license agreement or take on liability to a buyer or software publisher when dealing with software licensing. Scott & Scott, LLP Attorney, Brian Von Hatten, shares risk…more
Christopher Barnett, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, suggests that a company, when given an opportunity to provide input on software audit findings, raise arguments that may be based on factors auditors did not consider or may be…more
Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Christopher Barnett, shares three important questions, the answers to which, will help prioritize a software asset management assessment…more
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