Treat Audit Demands Like A Litigation Hold Letter

Keli Johnson Swan  Comments (0)
Software publishers are regularly auditing customers to ensure compliance with license agreements, and may initiate audits directly, or through entities such as BSA|The Software Alliance, and the Software & Information Industry Association (“SIIA”). These entities...

Non-SPLA Licensing for Hosted Microsoft Software

Christopher Barnett  Comments (0)
Most businesses seeking to license Microsoft software for the purpose of delivering hosted software solutions over the Internet turn first to the company’s Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA). SPLA is Microsoft’s flagship licensing model for...

Microsoft SAM – An Audit by Another Name

Rob Scott  Comments (0)
When I heard a Microsoft executive recently explain its new approach to software license compliance enforcement, I couldn’t believe my ears. Statements like, “Microsoft does not endorse audits,” and “Microsoft believes that most of its...