Attorney-client privilege may not apply in all software audit court cases.
Southlake, Texas (PRWEB) September 11, 2013
Software audit defense law firm, Scott & Scott, LLP, is sponsoring a free CLE (Texas and California Bar*) Webinar: Ethical Considerations for Software Audits.
Software audits initiated by software publishers and trade associations such as The Business Software Alliance (“BSA”) and Software & Industry Information Association (“SIIA”) are on the rise. A company should be aware of the implications of the process and strategy decisions related to how the data is collected. Traditional protections of the data under the attorney-client privilege and work-product privilege may not apply, depending on how a company chooses to audit and submit software audit results.
The webinar will address important considerations for companies facing a software audit and strategies for protecting the audit materials from being used at trial in the event settlement is not reached. The latest court cases addressing privilege protections afforded to records and audit data will be referenced.
During the Ethical Considerations for Software Audits webinar, attendees will learn:
- Details and Process for Software Audits
- Ethical Implications for a Network Inventory and Audit Results
- Attorney-Client Privilege
- Work Product Privilege
- Exceptions to Privilege
- Key Cases Regarding Privilege for Software Audit Results
- The Role of Rule 408 Managing Software Compliance
PRESENTER: Keli Johnson Swan, associate attorney, is primarily focused on software licensing and copyright infringement matters. She advises clients in a variety of industries to ensure compliance with software licenses and develop strategies for maximizing the value of software licenses. Keli also assists with resolving complex discovery disputes in litigation matters.
WHEN: Thursday, September 26, 11:00-noon CDT
*California Bar CLE approval pending
About Scott & Scott, LLP (http://www.scottandscottllp.com) (http://www.bsadefense.com) is a leading law and technology services firm representing businesses in matters involving software licensing. Scott & Scott’s legal and technology professionals provide software audit defense and software compliance solutions, all protected by attorney-client and work-product privileges.