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Contract Corner: SaaS Escrow Considerations (Part 2)

by Morgan Lewis on

Picking up where we left off last week, below are some additional distinctions for escrow arrangements in the software as a service (SaaS) context and related customer and vendor considerations....more

SAP’s Licensing Time-Bomb - Software giant’s victory in “indirect use” case is cause for concern for companies worldwide

On February 16, 2017, the High Court of Justice in the United Kingdom held that Diageo plc, a global drinks company, was liable for unauthorized use of SAP software as a result of failing to secure “Named User” licenses for...more

Contract Corner: SaaS Escrow Considerations (Part 1)

by Morgan Lewis on

With software as a service (SaaS) offerings here to stay as the preferred technology solution for many key business requirements, we are seeing more and more requests for escrow arrangements involving SaaS solutions....more

Three Major Security Issues to Consider with SaaS and Cloud Solutions

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Small and medium-sized businesses are turning to software as a service (SaaS) solutions for their IT needs more and more frequently. SaaS solutions can provide end-users with quicker, cheaper access to software that they...more

Study Forecasts More Growth, but How Much Higher in the Cloud Can We Go?

by Morgan Lewis on

The results of a recent study by Gartner, Inc. project worldwide growth of 18% in the public cloud services market during 2017. Gartner also expects the growing public cloud services market—projected to reach $246.8 billion...more

How to Measure Third-Party Risk Management ROI

by Thomas Fox on

One area that has bedeviled Chief Compliance Officers (CCOs) and compliance practitioners is how to determine the return on investment (ROI) for your compliance program regarding the management of third parties. While it is...more

Copyright and Trademark Case Review: Copyright Preemption, Software-as-a-Service and Popularity on the Internet

by WilmerHale on

Copyright Decisions - Claim for Copying of Useful Article Design Preempted by Copyright Act: Ultraflo Corp. v. Pelican Tank Parts, Inc., No. 15-20084 (5th Cir. Jan. 11, 2017)...more

China Looks to Tighten the Regulation of Cloud Services

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

What You Need to Know: China has issued a new draft law tightening the regulation of cloud services. The draft: ..covers onshore hosted SaaS and PaaS (but possibly not IaaS) ..imposes new restrictions on...more

Draft legislation to affect China cloud services market access

by Hogan Lovells on

On 25 November 2016, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China’s telecommunications and Internet regulator, issued a draft Circular on Regulating Business Activities in the Cloud Services Market for public...more

Is This the Age of Technical Competence for Attorneys?: eDiscovery Trends

by CloudNine on

Last year, I led off the year with a post declaring that the age of eDiscovery automation is upon us (even with an exclamation point for emphasis!). Was that the case?...more

Recent Regulatory Obstacles and Potential Solutions for InsurTech Companies

On November 23, 2016, the Washington Insurance Commissioner ordered Zenefits to cease providing free access to software, following a nearly two-year investigation that began in February 2015 and a separate $100,000 fine in...more

Cloud-Computing Lessons using Software as a Service (SaaS)

by LeClairRyan on

Long before anyone referred to “the cloud” as something related to the Internet, software companies began shifting away from expensive, customized, on-site software implementations to something we used to call Software as a...more

Germany to audit 500 companies on data transfers

by Dentons on

The German data protection authorities have announced today that they have chosen 500 companies throughout Germany to audit their transfer of personal data to the US and other countries (eg. India). The targets were chosen...more

In-House Elevated|The Time for In-house E-Discovery Is Now

by Zapproved Inc. on

It’s a data jungle out there—especially if you are sitting in the corporate counsel’s office, worrying about your organization’s growing stockpile of data in the cloud. In 2015, just 5 percent of data for discovery review was...more

SaaS Adoption Continues to Rise Despite Security Concerns

Software as a Service (SaaS) adoption has continued to climb with each passing year. Major contributors to this have been ease of deployment, improved productivity and lower cost of ownership. Furthermore, organizations have...more

New Legal Startups Are Changing the Practice of Law

by Zapproved Inc. on

Corporate Counsel recently reported on the dramatic growth of legal startups over the last two years — increasing from 412 to 1,104 today. This showed the increase in innovation targeting legal technology. While it’s valuable...more

Venture Capital Coast to Coast – June 2016

by McGuireWoods LLP on

VC WATCH - Half-Time 2016: A Glass Half-Empty, or Half-Full? After two record years for venture fundraising and investment, the “bears” among us are already planning for the next down-cycle. Recent headlines...more

Is CaaS the solution for privacy and security in the SaaS world?

Companies are under tremendous pressure to reduce IT costs. Cloud and Software as a Service (SaaS) offer significant potential cost reductions through the use of shared infrastructure and standardized software offerings....more

Don’t Forget About Your Affiliates and Customers as Technology License End Users

by Reed Smith on

Your business may license many different types of software and technology in the ordinary course of operations. These licenses range from software installed on your internal network to use-rights in software-as-a-services...more

Software as a Service is a Good?

by Bennett Jones LLP on

There has been a revolution in how software is delivered to customers. Traditionally software was licensed in a physical form. The customer traditionally received a copy of the computer program in a tangible form (disk or...more

Draft law: Russian VAT on software license transactions and e-commerce services

by DLA Piper on

On 24 December 2015 a draft law was brought before the State Duma introducing important changes to the VAT taxation of software supply transactions and IT services ('Draft Law'). VAT on e-commerce services supplied to...more

China’s MIIT Issues Long-Awaited New Telecoms Catalogue

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

More than twelve years after the promulgation in 2003 of the Catalogue of Telecommunications Services; the “2003 Catalogue”) China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”) finally promulgated the amended...more

Demystifying the Cloud: 5 Things Corporate Legal Should Consider Before Buying E-Discovery SaaS

by Zapproved Inc. on

It’s a given in today’s era that e-discovery has moved to the cloud. However, not all cloud e-discovery solutions are created equal. In fact, cloud computing has become an amorphous term easily confused with true...more

Legal Trends: Capital Markets

We expect economic conditions, including those discussed in our M&A Trends piece?, to continue to create opportunities in the M&A market. As well-positioned issuers pursue these opportunities, some acquirers will access the...more

Michigan Court of Appeals Holds That Cloud Computing Applications Are Not Taxable as Software

by Miller Canfield on

On October 27, 2015, the Michigan Court of Appeals issued a much-anticipated decision in Auto-Owners Insurance Company v. Michigan Department of Treasury that has relevance to most Michigan companies concerning whether sales...more

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