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How to Defend a Software Audit

Scott & Scott, LLP


Wed, Dec 13, 2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM GMT

Shrinking IT budgets and fierce competition among software publishers have created explosive growth in the incidence and frequency of software audits - a mechanism by which software publishers investigate their customers to determine if they are in compliance with software licenses and copyright laws. In addition to developing internal enforcement operations, many publishers have engaged trade associations to perform enforcement activity under power of attorney. Many companies are paying substantial fines and suffering negative publicity. Properly preparing for and responding to software audits can reduce the financial and organizational impact on your business. Businesses that are most prepared and properly represented will have the greatest success in defending the inevitable software audit.

This CLE* will cover:

  • Legal Issues in Software Audits 
  • Common Mistakes Made in Software Audits 
  • Organizational Impact 
  • Financial Impact 
  • The Audit Defense Process 
  • Settlement Agreements 
  • Litigation Considerations

Robert J. Scott, Managing Partner, Scott & Scott, LLP is counsel to some of the world's largest corporations on software licensing transactions and disputes.

He is a member of the State Bar of Texas Data Security and Privacy Committee, Dallas Bar Association, Computer Law Section, and on the board of the MSPAlliance. Rob received his J.D. degree from Hofstra University and his B.A. from Austin College.

*Texas and California CLE credit pending.  Illinois CLE credit available.


13 December 2017