Software Audits: Surviving Settlement

Keli Johnson Swan  Comments (0)
Software auditing entities, such as the Business Software Alliance (“BSA”) and Software & Information Industry Association (“SIIA”), initiate software audits of businesses that more often than not result in a settlement agreed to and negotiated...

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...