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Software License Checklist for Licensees: 20 Issues to Consider

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When entering into licenses for commercially available, off-the-shelf software products, it is common to use the “vendor’s paper” for contracting, according to a post on Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP’s Tech & Sourcing blog.

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VMware Licensing: Common Questions about Licensing Rules and Restrictions, Part II

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Keli Johnson Swan of Scott & Scott LLP provides and discusses a list that includes several common questions and concerns related to licensing VMware.

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Microsoft SPLA Self-Assessment – What It Is, and How to Respond

Microsoft SPLA Self-Assessment – What It Is, and How to Respond

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Christopher Barnett of Scott & Scott LLP writes that many of his clients have been contacting his firm in recent weeks regarding notices they received from Microsoft requesting an internal self-assessment of their license positions under their Services Provider License Agreements.

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Hot Topics in Microsoft Enterprise License & Cloud Agreements

Hot Topics in Microsoft Enterprise License & Cloud Agreements

Event, August 23, 2017, 11 a.m. CDT
This free event will discuss traditional and newly developed Microsoft licensing models, principal concerns about current licensing models, types of license agreements, and primary causes of exposure in enterprise-level Microsoft software audits.

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Are Mandatory Software Inventory Tools on the Horizon?

Are Mandatory Software Inventory Tools on the Horizon?

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Christopher Barnett of Scott & scott LLP offers a quick summary of how three of the most high-profile software publishers are addressing the issue of software inventory.

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Prevent Autodesk Business Disputes from Turning into an Audit

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Keli Johnson Swan of Scott & Scott LLP offers some tips for navigating the self-assessment process and reaching a resolution for any licensing disputes for AutoDesk.

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BSA Software Audit Updates: Membership Changes and Impact on Audits

BSA Software Audit Updates: Membership Changes and Impact on Audits

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The changes to the BSA’s membership may affect the scope of the audit, and a company targeted by the BSA should take the following steps to mitigate its exposure.

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How to Contend with Oracle’s Many Licensing Policies

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It is common practice for software publishers to incorporate by reference various licensing rules and policies to govern the usage of the publishers’ software products, writes Christopher Barnett of Scott & Scott LLP.

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Dealing With Oracle’s Aggressive Audit Program

Dealing With Oracle’s Aggressive Audit Program

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Christopher Barnett of Scott & Scott LLP discusses some of the most important audit risks to keep in mind when using Oracle products.

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Managing Audits to Prevent Unauthorized Disclosures by Technology Teams

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Keli Johnson Swan of Scott & Scott LLP discusses the problems that can arise when, employees responding to a software audit request do not understand the request and provide inaccurate or incomplete informationips to minimize unauthorized disclosures and to avoid potential liability.

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Settlement Structuring for IBM Audits

Settlement Structuring for IBM Audits

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Christopher Barnett of Scott & Scott LLP offers some advice on subjects to keep in mind when negotiating a software audit resolution with IBM.

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The Art of Negotiating a Software Audit

The Art of Negotiating a Software Audit

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You have more room to negotiate an audit than you likely realize. Here are some questions to keep in mind when you negotiate with software publishers demanding audits across your enterprise IT infrastructure.

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Webinar: Successfully Defending Software Audits

Event, Jan. 31, 11 a.m. CDT
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.

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Be Cautious in Navigating Microsoft’s Forest of EA Documents

Be Cautious in Navigating Microsoft’s Forest of EA Documents

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Microsoft occasionally will incorporate substantive or potentially substantive language in forms that otherwise would appear to have only administrative purposes, writes Christopher Barnett of Scott & Scott LLP.

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Managing Risks in the Software Audit Process

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Following each unsuccessful audit, there’s a greater chance your company will be audited again and every audit is time-consuming, stressful and potentially damaging to your bottom line. So what can be done?

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Key Provisions in Software Settlement Agreements

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Keli Johnson Swan of Scott & Scott lists some of the provisions that should be carefully considered before executing a software audit settlement agreement.

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Top Tips for Post-Audit Software Remediation

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Because many companies are weary from the time and expense incurred during the course of the audit, some do not take the remediation process seriously. This article provides tips for remediation to ensure the post-settlement obligations are met and the release of liability is secured.

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Software Audits | A Legal Perspective – Webinar

Event, Nov. 2, 11 a.m.
Software attorney Robert J. Scott will give real world examples of what happens when software audits wind up in court when he presents a 60-minute complimentary webinar Wednesday, Nov. 2, beginning at 11 a.m. CST.

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Burden of Proof in Copyright Infringement Matters

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In a civil copyright infringement claim, many users of copyrighted material are surprised to learn that once the copyright owner has demonstrated that it owns a copyright in the work, the burden shifts to the copyright user to demonstrate that it had the right to use the work in the way it was using it.

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Negotiating Software Contracts – Indemnification Section (Parts 2 & 3 of 3)

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Stephen F. Pinson of Scott & Scott, LLP discusses questions that licensors and licensees should ask when negotiating an indemnification provision within a software contract.

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