Scott & Scott, LLP

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Southlake, TX 76092, United States

Contact: Rob Scott

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Windows Desktop Licensing Can Be As Perilous As Any Other Microsoft Product

Windows often is a significant source of audit exposure. Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Christopher Barnett, discusses the issues involved in documentation for Windows licenses…more

Customer Access Under Microsoft MSDN Developer Licenses

Microsoft’s MSDN subscription licenses often create license compliance problems. Robert Scott, Managing Partner of Scott & Scott, LLP, suggests reviewing guidance from Microsoft's white paper clarifying MSDN licensing rules…more

Know the Publisher’s Audit Rights: Cooperation

Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Brian Kirkpatrick, writes that regardless of the type of software audit (whether requested by the publisher or the BSA or SIIA), be sure they do not overstep their audit authority. …more

Know the Publisher’s Audit Rights: Frequency

When it comes to software license compliance, being compliant with the publisher’s licensing rules can be daunting enough. But compliance won’t stop a software audit. Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Brian Kirkpatrick, discusses…more

Management’s Ignorance Is Not a Defense to Copyright Infringement Claims

One of the most common reactions to an initial software audit letter is that management had no knowledge of any potential violations, that the IT personnel behavior violated corporate policy, and that management did not…more

Microsoft's Auditors Are Not Infallible

Christopher Barnett, Scott & Scott,, LLP attorney, shares why it is important for an audited company to know as much as possible about Microsoft’s product use rights as possible before the audit begins. Microsoft licensing is…more

BSA/SIIA Audits and Software Publisher-Initiated Audits Differ in Important Ways

Christopher Barnett, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, shares three important differences between BSA | The Software Alliance and the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) audits and ones initiated by software…more

Unlimited License Agreements for Oracle Products

Julie Machal-Fulks, Scott & Scott, LLP Partner, says companies should carefully review all requirements before deciding whether an Oracle Unlimited License Agreement is the right solution for their environments. While ULA…more

Be Wary of Requests for Mystery Data

Christopher Barnett, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, explains why companies audited for their software must take steps to protect themselves against the use of third-party software tools in their network environments. …more

Data Concerns in Outsourced Applications

Scott & Scott, LLP Partner, Julie Machal-Fulks, says outsourcing technology functions requires a careful review of the terms that there are no confidentiality concerns and that the data will be easily and inexpensively…more

Retaining and Recovering Software Licenses

When a company is audited and cannot locate the software license, it is difficult to determine what audit rights the publishers have and what use rights the end users have. Julie Machal-Fulks, Scott & Scott6, LLP partner,…more

Autodesk Settlement Agreements | Beware of Restrictive Superseding License Terms

Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Keli Johnson Swan, says beware language in Autodesk settlement agreements rewriting the existing audit provisions in Autodesk License & Services Agreement…more

SQL Server Licensing Strategies for SPLA

Licensing Microsoft server products in any environment can be challenging, given the complexity of some of Microsoft’s licensing rules. However, licensing Microsoft products for commercial hosting environments under a Services…more

Microsoft SPLA Audit Look Back Periods

Christopher Barnett, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, discusses how far back Microsoft can look in SPLA audits…more

Autodesk Audits: Managing Independent Contractors

Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Keli Johnson Swan, covers three possible scenarios involving independent contractors that have different licensing implications in Autodesk audits…more
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