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Oracle ULAs Require Delicate Balancing

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Many larger companies feel an understandable desire to move toward, centralized, enterprise-level software licensing agreements. Such frameworks often have the advantage of allowing licensees to spread their license spends more evenly over the term of...

Settlement Structuring for IBM Audits

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Software-compliance audits initiated by IBM can be extremely burdensome and time-consuming and can force companies to face challenges that are somewhat unique among major-publisher audits. For one example, a significant component of IBM’s business model...

Avoid Ambiguity in Microsoft Licensing Agreements

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CTOs who have read Microsoft’s volume license agreements and product use rights documentation know that Microsoft has a special place in its heart for contractual “grey area.” To some extent, that fact likely arises from...

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How MSPs Can Limit Legal Liability

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MSPAlliance, 1/16/20 Managed services providers today need protection more than ever. That’s because MSPs face more risks—not only cybersecurity and data privacy challenges, but compliance, profitability, technology and vendor issues, along with increased competition.

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Limitations of Liability in AI Contracts

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Thomson Reuters and Celesq Webinar May 19, 2020 Adoption of AI technology within a business carry’s unique risks not present on premises software or non-AI based cloud solutions. It is common for technology vendors to...

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5 IP Protections for AI Contracts

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Speaker: Robert J. Scott Date: March 4, 2020 Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Central Artificial intelligence (“AI”) is reshaping the business of IT from the farms to the trading desks on Wall Street. Gartner...

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Products Liability and Kaseya’s Ransomware Attack

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The recent ransomware attack involving Kaseya’s VSA product has left managed service providers (“MSPs”) and end users evaluating what, if any, legal recourse they may have against Kaseya. The onerous limitations of liability provisions and...

Kaseya Ransomware Attack: Does Negligence in Security Affect Liability?

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Kaseya, a large technology solutions company, recently reported that its on-premises VSA product was the “victim of a sophisticated cyberattack.” (See generally, Kaseya’s announcements here). Specifically, third-parties were able to access computer endpoints using Kaseya’s...