IT teams must equip themselves to recognize the unique challenges involved with the latest software licensing options in order to avoid unnecessary licensing exposure.
(PRWEB) November 29, 2017
“IT teams must equip themselves to recognize the unique challenges involved with the latest software licensing options in order to avoid unnecessary licensing exposure," said Scott.
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
There is no charge for the one hour webinar. For more details and registration, click here.
About Robert J. Scott
Robert represents mid-market and large enterprise companies in software license transactions and disputes with major software publishers such as Adobe, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP. He has defended over 225 software audit matters initiated by software piracy trade groups such as BSA | The Software Alliance and the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). He is counsel to some of the world’s largest corporations on information technology matters including intellectual property licensing, risk management, data privacy, and outsourcing.
About Scott & Scott, LLP
Scott & Scott, LLP (http://www.scottandscottllp.com) is a leading intellectual property and technology law firm representing businesses in matters involving software licensing. Scott & Scott, LLP Scott’s legal and technology professionals provide software audit defense and software compliance solutions, all protected by attorney-client and work-product privileges.
Robert J. Scott, a recognized expert on software licensing and data security, is available for interviews.
*TX, IL and CA CLE Credit Pending