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Software Information Industry Association (SIIA) Settlement Agreement Provision Regarding Purchase of Software

Settlement Agreements with the SIIA, a trade association for the software and digital content industry, often contain provisions requiring the audited company to not only purchase software to satisfy licensing deficiencies it carries going forward after settlement, but also to purchase software from an “authorized reseller.” An authorized reseller is a vendor with permission to…

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Microsoft and city of Louisville in talks over software piracy dispute

Phillip Bailey, courier-journal, 9/25/2017 Microsoft is examining Louisville Metro Government use of its software in a piracy dispute that could lead to a hefty bill for the city. Interim Information Technology Director Grace Simrall, a top aide in Mayor Greg Fischer’s administration, said the city and the technology giant are in talks over whether employees used more software than was…

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11 Secrets to Defending BSA | The Software Alliance Audits

Don’t be in the dark on how to prepare and respond to software audits. An increasing number of companies face software audits initiated by software publishers and their trade associations, such as BSA | The Software Alliance and the Software & Information Industry Association. Most companies are totally unprepared; many underestimate their exposure and are…

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Hot Topics in Microsoft Enterprise License & Cloud Agreements

Join Robert J. Scott, who represents some of the world’s largest companies in enterprise transactions with Microsoft, to learn how the legal issues in enterprise agreements have shifted dramatically as Microsoft and other major vendors emphasize their cloud offerings. The key issues in modern enterprise agreements are driven by privacy, security and regulatory compliance. This…

201707.12
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Unbundling Software Suites in SIIA Audits

One of the most controversial tactics the SIIA uses when calculating its settlement demands is its practice of unbundling software suites such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite. Unbundling occurs when the target of a SIIA audit is unable to provide acceptable proof of purchase for one or more installation of a software suite….

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Scott & Scott, LLP Voted Technology Law Firm of the Year USA

SOUTHLAKE, TEXAS (PRWEB) JUNE 06, 2017 Scott & Scott, LLP, a boutique technology law-firm in Southlake, Texas has been named Technology Law Firm of the Year by Finance Monthly two years in a row. The Finance Monthly Law Awards 2017 recognizes law firms and legal professionals who have outperformed their peers through dedication to client…

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Suing the Informant in SIIA Audits

The targets of SIIA audits frequently believe that they know who reported them to the Software & Information Industry Association. Justifiably angry, they want to know what legal recourse they have against the informant. Because the informants are frequently out of work, having been fired by the target, I advise my clients about the number…