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Responding to the Dreaded Software Audit
  • Scott & Scott, LLP
  • USA
  • January 20 2017

Modern financial history is chock full of embarrassing audit scandals, which caused executives and corporate brand names severe damage from


Avoid Overpaying for Software Settlements
  • Scott & Scott, LLP
  • USA
  • January 19 2017

Most software audits initiated by the software publisher or a third party entity authorized to pursue copyright infringement claims on behalf of the


To SAM or Not to SAM? The Differences Between a Microsoft SAM Engagement and an Audit
  • Scott & Scott, LLP
  • USA
  • January 10 2017

In recent years, Microsoft seems to have been shifting an increasing volume of its license-compliance resources toward what it calls Software Asset


Be Cautious in Navigating Microsoft’s Forest of EA Documents
  • Scott & Scott, LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2017

Companies with experience licensing Microsoft software and services through Enterprise Agreements know that small forests could be felled to produce


2016: The Year in Review
  • Verrill Dana LLP
  • USA
  • December 29 2016

In case you missed it, here are some notable items from 2016 concerning sweepstakes, contests, and related promotional matters: Influencers, Native


Action Required to Keep Your DMCA Safe Harbor Protection
  • Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC
  • USA
  • December 13 2016

The U.S. Copyright Office recently implemented new rules (the “Rules”) governing the designation and maintenance of Digital Millennium Copyright Act


Copyright Office changes procedures for DMCA agent designations
  • Thompson Coburn LLP
  • USA
  • December 9 2016

If users ever post anything on a website you operate, you need to protect yourself from any copyright infringement they commit. And a new rule just


New DMCA Exemption Allows Consumers to Hack Their Own Vehicles
  • White & Case LLP
  • USA
  • December 8 2016

In a world in which we will soon see fully-autonomous, self-driving vehicles on the road, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") appears to


U.S. Government Open Source Software: OMB’s Memorandum on Federal Source Code Policy Exposes IP Ownership Risk
  • McCarter & English LLP
  • USA
  • December 2 2016

On August 8, 2016, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) promulgated an Open Source Software (“OSS”) policy via the Memorandum for the


Renew It or Lose It: New Rules Set for DMCA Safe Harbor Protection
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • December 1 2016

Effective December 1, 2016, nearly five years after issuing an initial notice of proposed rules, the U.S. Copyright Office will be implementing new