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Computer Software Protection/ Liability/ Law/Forms

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Brand: Clark Boardman Callaghan
Copyright: 1997-2023
Service #: 13512886
Sub #: 13512885
Publication Frequency: Updated twice yearly
Update format: Replacement pages

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Computer Software Protection/ Liability/ Law/Forms



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Computer Software: Protection/Liability/Law/Forms discusses issues relating to computer software and the often–obscure intersections between intellectual property law and contract, tax, and consumer law.

This work:

  • Explains the legal, business, and tax issues affecting software-related dealings
  • Provides more than 100 customizable sample forms and documents, which are accompanied by commentary and cautions
  • Examines intellectual property, contract, tax, regulatory, tort, and consumer law
  • Discusses software publishing, custom development, and licensing

Topics include:

  • Avenues of appeal if the U.S. Copyright Office refuses to register a copyright claim
  • Dangers of software developers losing trade secrets when state and local governments license software
  • The final Shareware Regulations governing the recordation of documents pertaining to computer software
  • Problem of “false positive” indications from computer virus detection programs
  • Income characterization and tips on how to qualify for capital gains treatment
  • Restrictive agreements in employment contracts
  • Database protection
  • Data privacy regulation
  • Source code escrow arrangements
  • International licensing and the sale of software