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Key Provisions in Software Settlement Agreements
  • Scott & Scott, LLP
  • USA
  • November 28 2016

The end of the year is a busy time for software publishers and entities like the BSA The Software Alliance (“BSA”) and the Software & Industry


Top Tips for Post-Audit Software Remediation
  • Scott & Scott, LLP
  • USA
  • October 17 2016

Responding to a software audit can be an arduous, expensive, and time-consuming process for a company. The remediation process to close compliance


Burden of Proof in Copyright Infringement Matters
  • Scott & Scott, LLP
  • USA
  • September 9 2016

In a civil copyright infringement claim, many users of copyrighted material are surprised to learn that once the copyright owner has demonstrated


Can a Software Publisher Force You to Audit Your Customers?
  • Scott & Scott, LLP
  • USA
  • July 11 2016

Many software-solution vendors utilize third-party infrastructure or application programs as frameworks for embedded solutions that they sell to


In Microsoft Audits, Don’t Forget About True-Up Rights
  • Scott & Scott, LLP
  • USA
  • June 14 2016

Following the conclusion of a software audit, Microsoft’s standard practice is to require an audited company to purchase licenses associated with


Important Tips for Resolving an SIIA Audit During or Immediately After a BSA Audit
  • Scott & Scott, LLP
  • USA
  • May 25 2016

Sometimes a company receives notices of audits from many publishers or trade associations at the same time. Often this is because multiple agencies


Negotiating Software Contracts - Successfully Negotiating a Warranty Section
  • Scott & Scott, LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2016

A warranty is one of the most important contract provisions in a software contract. The warranty section deals with the performance of the software


For SPLA Audits, When Historical Data is Missing, Creativity May Be Required
  • Scott & Scott, LLP
  • USA
  • May 10 2016

Most software audits pertaining to products licensed under perpetual licenses (such as licenses acquired under a Microsoft Select Agreement, MPSA or


Avoid Copyright Infringement Claims for Affiliates and Subsidiaries: How to navigate software license agreements for large corporations
  • Scott & Scott, LLP
  • USA
  • April 19 2016

Companies with complex corporate structures sometimes encounter difficulties with properly licensing software for all of the related entities


Identifying and Understanding Microsoft License Verification Audits
  • Scott & Scott, LLP
  • USA
  • March 24 2016

Microsoft, like other software publishers, routinely audits customers to help ensure that it is protecting the value of its intellectual property