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The US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) recently released a redacted Advisory Opinion dated November 13, 2014 that confirms for cloud-based software vendors (or Software as a Service providers)...more
Increasingly interconnected global businesses need to focus on how export controls and trade sanctions can affect their cross-border activities in unexpected ways.
For decades, the US Government has used trade...more
The Idaho Sales Tax Rules Committee is currently revising Rule 027, Computer Equipment, Software, and Data Services, in response to the passage of H.B. 598. The Committee met for the last time on July 24 to discuss the draft...more
On June 30, 2013, the Vermont sales tax moratorium on remote access to software expired. At that time, the Vermont Department of Taxes (Department) reverted to its prior position that interpreted, without any analysis, the...more
Technology's impact on privacy took center stage in news headlines this week. The New York Times and National Public Radio (NPR) both reported on alternative software tools to track employees in the workplace - one tool...more
The explosion of cloud computing is creating new common standards and changing industry contracting practices for access to these services. Cloud services providers tend to provide standard contractual terms that are largely...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...more
The rise of cloud computing services and the privacy/security issues involved have been much discussed. But when customers procure cloud-based services, a critical "behind the scenes" issue is often overlooked: is the cloud...more
Christopher Barnett, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, questions whether Adobe’s move to the cloud foreshadows a larger industry trend away from locally installed and locally licensed software solutions. ...more
As customers continue to embrace Software as a Service (SAAS) solutions that are hosted in the cloud, rather than traditional software solutions that are loaded onto and hosted on the customer's own environment, they should...more
My article Click and Copy: Breach of Online License Agreements and Copyright Infringement was published in Canadian Intellectual Property Review in December. The enforceability of click-through licenses for online...more
If you are located in Virginia and use a cloud computing service, and you (or your cloud provider) received a disk, manual, or other incidental tangible property in connection with your purchase of the service, you may have...more
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