201806.14
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GDPR is Coming – Are You Ready? A Roadmap for Controllers

The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is looming. GDPR becomes effective May 25, 2018. For Companies, the risks of non-compliance can range from up to €20 million to 4% of annual revenues. It’s imperative that companies know what is necessary in assessing their compliance obligations with GDPR. The goal of this webinar series is to…

201805.16
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Fundamentals of Software Audit Data Collection

In order to effectively manage their software usage and to mitigate software license-compliance exposure, companies need to know how to gather information regarding their product usage. While some software products may have unique data-collection requirements that ordinarily would not be applicable for other products, usage levels for many products can be measured using a common…

201804.12
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Post-Settlement Obligations in Software Settlements

A settlement agreement to resolve software copyright infringement claims is not the final word in obtaining a release of liability. There are a number of obligations triggered by the settlement agreement that cannot be ignored to avoid jeopardizing the release of liability. Businesses must create internal protocols for risk management, future software audits, license compliance,…

201802.22
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Software License Due Diligence in M&A Deals

This CLE webinar provides guidance for M&A counsel on conducting software license due diligence before closing the deal. The panel will explain key considerations when evaluating open source and other software assets and discuss best practices to mitigate the risk of acquiring software assets whose liability risks outweigh their value. Description Identifying and valuing IP…

201712.26
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How to Defend a Software Audit

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…

201712.26
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How to Mitigate Five IBM Licensing Risks

Because IBM products like WebSphere, DB2, Tivoli, Informix, and Lotus Notes are expensive, and companies cannot always easily or quickly verify compliance, companies are facing substantial unbudgeted financial risks associated with IBM licensing. For example, if a company is trying to license under IBM’s Sub-Capacity license rules and fails to adhere to all of the…