Scott & Scott, LLP

1256 Main Street Suite 200
Southlake, TX 76092, United States

Contact: Rob Scott

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Know the Publisher’s Audit Rights: Notice

Software audit notices are usually short. Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Brian Kirkpatrick, suggests you need to be prepared to drop everything to handle a publisher-initiated audit…more
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Software Licenses: When Termination is Too Severe

Brian Kirkpatrick, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, suggests companies should answer four questions before agreeing to a termination clause in a software license…more
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Don’t Wait For a Settlement Demand to Hire an Attorney for Copyright Infringement

Keli Johnson Swan explains the benefits of obtaining legal counsel with software copyright infringement at the outset of an audit…more
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Software Audit Risks – What Are the Chances Your Company Will Be Next?

Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Christopher Barnett, discusses some of the risk factors in software audits…more
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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