A Practical Guide to Software Licensing for Licensees and Licensors

Analyses and Model Forms
Author: H. Ward Classen
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590318492
Category: Computers
Page: 651
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This new Second Edition updates its first edition published in 2005 by examining the fundamental issues that both licensors and licensees confront in the negotiation of a software license. This resource is accompanied by and cross-referenced to an annotated software license. A detailed index and companion CD-ROM is also included for customization of the software license and related forms.

A Practical Guide to Software Licensing for Licensees and Licensors


Author: H. Ward Classen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781634254007
Category: Law
Page: 848
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Updated and expanded, this sixth edition is an essential resource for lawyers who work with clients and conduct business transactions in this area. The guide includes new chapters on types of licenses, software development agreements, and software development kits and application program interfaces. New and updated model forms are available on an accompanying website that you can access allowing you to customize for your own practice needs.

Contract Negotiation Handbook

Software As a Service
Author: Stephen Guth
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780988830806
Category: Computer software
Page: 250
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A Hands-On Guide for Contracting in the Cloud Stephen Guth's latest book zeros in on the high-stakes negotiations of Software as a Service procurements. Covering topics from audit rights to data privacy to service levels, the Contract Negotiation Handbook: Software as a Service dissects a cloud computing contract line-by-line with easy to understand explanations, preparing you to successfully counter service provider negotiation ploys. Based on years of real-life experience, the practical negotiation tactics described in this how-to book could save you money on your next cloud computing procurement and protect you from taking on unnecessary risk. Whether you're an attorney, a procurement professional, or just looking to get the best possible deal, this book has something for you. Don't negotiate your next cloud computing contract without it!

Software Agreements Line by Line

How to Understand and Change Software Licenses and Contracts to Fit Your Needs
Author: Michael Overly,James R. Kalyvas
Publisher: Aspatore Books
ISBN: 9781587623691
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 125
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This comprehensive overview describes solutions to prevent manipulation, and offers suggestions for adapting contracts to meet the needs of the user. Essential for those selling and buying software.

A Guide to IT Contracting

Checklists, Tools, and Techniques
Author: Michael R. Overly,Matthew A. Karlyn
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466597917
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 448
View: 1338

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Even leading organizations with sophisticated IT infrastructures and teams of lawyers can find themselves unprepared to deal with the range of issues that can arise in IT contracting. Written by two seasoned attorneys, A Guide to IT Contracting: Checklists, Tools, and Techniques distills the most critical business and legal lessons learned through the authors’ decades of experience drafting and negotiating IT-related agreements. In a single volume, readers can quickly access information on virtually every type of technology agreement. Structured to focus on a particular type of IT agreement, each chapter includes a checklist of essential terms, a brief summary of what the agreement is intended to do, and a complete review of the legal and business issues that are addressed in that particular agreement. Providing non-legal professionals with the tools to address IT contracting issues, the book: Contains checklists to help readers organize key concepts for ready reference Supplies references to helpful online resources and aids for contract drafting Includes a CD-ROM with reusable checklists and complete glossary that defines key legal, business, and technical terms Costly mistakes can be avoided, risk can be averted, and better contracts can be drafted if you have access to the right information. Filled with reader-friendly checklists, this accessible reference will set you down that path. Warning you of the most common pitfalls, it arms you with little-known tips and best practices to help you negotiate the key terms of your IT agreements with confidence and ensure you come out on top in your next contract negotiation.

Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing


Author: Andrew Laurent
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 0596005814
Category: Computers
Page: 193
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Describes the legal implications of open source and free software licensing and provides an explanation of what an open source software license actually is, and how to draft one for personal use.

The Tech Contracts Handbook

Software Licenses and Technology Services Agreements for Lawyers and Businesspeople
Author: David Tollen
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781604429824
Category: Law
Page: 223
View: 3687

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The Tech Contracts Handbookis a practical and accessible reference book and training manual on IT contracts.This isa clause-by-clause "how to" guide on software licenses and technology services agreements, covering the issues at stake and offering negotiation tips and sample contract language. This handbook is written for both lawyers and businesspeople, including contract managers, procurement officers, corporate counsel, salespeople, and anyone else responsible for getting IT deals done. Perhaps most important, this book uses simple English, as any good contract should. Topics covered include: .Software as a service (SaaS) and cloud computing agreements .Warranties .Indemnities .Open source software .Service level agreements .Nondisclosure agreements .Limitations of liability .Internet and e-commerce contracts .Software escrow .Data security .Copyright licensing .And much more"

Open (Source) for Business

A Practical Guide to Open Source Software Licensing
Author: Heather Meeker
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781511617772
Category:
Page: 344
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Heather Meeker's Open Source for Business is a practical, readable guide to help businesspeople, engineers, and lawyers understand open source software licensing. Based on the author's twenty years as an attorney working at the crossroads of intellectual property and technology, this guide explains the legal and technical principles behind open source licensing so you can make the right decisions for your business. It offers tips on using open source, contributing to open source projects, and releasing your own open source software. You'll also find quick-reference tables on the major open source licenses, plus forms and checklists you can use to promote compliance. In this book, you will learn . . .* Why open source is not a "virus"* What the GPL is and how to handle it* When and how to conduct open source audits* What a user-friendly open source policy looks like* How to avoid and respond to open source enforcement claims* How to use open source to fight patent infringement claims* How to manage trademarks for open source products

Drafting and Negotiating Computer Contracts


Author: Rachel Burnett,Paul Klinger
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
ISBN: 9781845920241
Category: Law
Page: 737
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Whether you are a legal adviser, IT supplier or IT purchaser, this fully updated edition of Drafting and Negotiating Computer Contracts will ensure you have the edge in your negotiations. Covering a wide variety of IT contracts, each chapter provides an outline of the structure and contents of the contract, followed by sample clauses and drafting notes and key-point checklists. Uniquely, this enables you to develop a contract from scratch by focusing on key points and producing a skeleton draft before a fully worked draft. No other book brings you such a useful and practical approach.

Software Licensing Handbook, Second Edition


Author: Jeffrey Gordon
Publisher: LicensingHandbook
ISBN: 1435752511
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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The Software Licensing Handbook leads you through the twists and turns of the language found in almost all software, maintenance and professional services contracts. Plain English explanations of standard contract wording enables anyone to understand what you are reading, regardless of whether you are buying OR selling software. Additionally, sections on negotiation and contract management enable you to fully understand, appreciate and if necessary, implement a complete contracting process.

A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting


Author: Kenneth A. Adams
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590313800
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 253
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The focus of this manual is not what provisions to include in a given contract, but instead how to express those provisions in prose that is free ofthe problems that often afflict contracts.

Intellectual Property and Open Source

A Practical Guide to Protecting Code
Author: Van Lindberg
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449391102
Category: Computers
Page: 386
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"Clear, correct, and deep, this is a welcome addition to discussions of law and computing for anyone -- even lawyers!"-- Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and founder of the Stanford Center for Internet and Society If you work in information technology, intellectual property is central to your job -- but dealing with the complexities of the legal system can be mind-boggling. This book is for anyone who wants to understand how the legal system deals with intellectual property rights for code and other content. You'll get a clear look at intellectual property issues from a developer's point of view, including practical advice about situations you're likely to encounter. Written by an intellectual property attorney who is also a programmer, Intellectual Property and Open Source helps you understand patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and licenses, with special focus on the issues surrounding open source development and the GPL. This book answers questions such as: How do open source and intellectual property work together? What are the most important intellectual property-related issues when starting a business or open source project? How should you handle copyright, licensing and other issues when accepting a patch from another developer? How can you pursue your own ideas while working for someone else? What parts of a patent should be reviewed to see if it applies to your work? When is your idea a trade secret? How can you reverse engineer a product without getting into trouble? What should you think about when choosing an open source license for your project? Most legal sources are too scattered, too arcane, and too hard to read. Intellectual Property and Open Source is a friendly, easy-to-follow overview of the law that programmers, system administrators, graphic designers, and many others will find essential.

Successful Technology Licensing


Author: N.A
Publisher: WIPO
ISBN: 9789280512076
Category: Law
Page: 52
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This practical guide for business persons, researchers and lawyers gives the basics of how to prepare for and conduct a technology license negotiation. It includes an explanation of how to succeed in licensing, a step-by-step approach for preparing for licensing, as well as a description of the "four clusters" of key terms in a licensing agreement and a form term sheet to be used as a tool for preparation. This guide can be used to train trainers in connection with WIPO's Successful Technology Licensing training toolkit.

Open Source Licensing

Software Freedom and Intellectual Property Law
Author: Lawrence E. Rosen
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131487871
Category: Computers
Page: 396
View: 494

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Covers the legal implications of open source and free software licensing and the intellectual property laws that support open source licensing.

Technology Transactions

A Practical Guide to Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Agreements
Author: Mark G. Malven
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781402423703
Category: Law
Page: 410
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Technology Transactions also provides a complete discussion of the many privacy considerations that must be kept in mind in an agreement to leverage any emerging technology. Considerations under the following statutes are discussed: HIPAA The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act The Childrens Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA) as well as the many protections that are afforded to international data transfers"

Cloud Computing Law


Author: Christopher Millard
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780199671670
Category: Law
Page: 480
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Building on innovative research undertaken by the 'Cloud Legal Project' at Queen Mary, University of London, this work analyses the key legal and regulatory issues relevant to cloud computing under European and English law.

The Tech Contracts Handbook


Author: David W. Tollen
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781634251785
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 275
View: 6703

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This is a distinctly user-friendly reference manual and training guide on software licenses and other IT agreements, along with cloud computing issues. Written in a plain-English, jargon-free style, it is intended for lawyers and contract managers, as well as anyone with responsibility for getting IT deals done. The book describes each clause typically found in a technology agreement, outlines the issues at stake, and offers negotiation tips and sample contract language.

Open Sources

Voices from the Open Source Revolution
Author: Chris DiBona,Sam Ockman
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596553906
Category: Computers
Page: 284
View: 425

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Freely available source code, with contributions from thousands of programmers around the world: this is the spirit of the software revolution known as Open Source. Open Source has grabbed the computer industry's attention. Netscape has opened the source code to Mozilla; IBM supports Apache; major database vendors haved ported their products to Linux. As enterprises realize the power of the open-source development model, Open Source is becoming a viable mainstream alternative to commercial software.Now in Open Sources, leaders of Open Source come together for the first time to discuss the new vision of the software industry they have created. The essays in this volume offer insight into how the Open Source movement works, why it succeeds, and where it is going.For programmers who have labored on open-source projects, Open Sources is the new gospel: a powerful vision from the movement's spiritual leaders. For businesses integrating open-source software into their enterprise, Open Sources reveals the mysteries of how open development builds better software, and how businesses can leverage freely available software for a competitive business advantage.The contributors here have been the leaders in the open-source arena: Brian Behlendorf (Apache) Kirk McKusick (Berkeley Unix) Tim O'Reilly (Publisher, O'Reilly & Associates) Bruce Perens (Debian Project, Open Source Initiative) Tom Paquin and Jim Hamerly (mozilla.org, Netscape) Eric Raymond (Open Source Initiative) Richard Stallman (GNU, Free Software Foundation, Emacs) Michael Tiemann (Cygnus Solutions) Linus Torvalds (Linux) Paul Vixie (Bind) Larry Wall (Perl) This book explains why the majority of the Internet's servers use open- source technologies for everything from the operating system to Web serving and email. Key technology products developed with open-source software have overtaken and surpassed the commercial efforts of billion dollar companies like Microsoft and IBM to dominate software markets. Learn the inside story of what led Netscape to decide to release its source code using the open-source mode. Learn how Cygnus Solutions builds the world's best compilers by sharing the source code. Learn why venture capitalists are eagerly watching Red Hat Software, a company that gives its key product -- Linux -- away.For the first time in print, this book presents the story of the open- source phenomenon told by the people who created this movement.Open Sources will bring you into the world of free software and show you the revolution.