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Software Audits


Software audits enable software licensors to exercise contractual rights to 'vet' a licensee's use of the licensor's software. Prior to an audit being conducted, various considerations should be made from both a licensor's and a licensee

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Privacy law for software companies – Facebook rolls out “opt out” facial recognition technology


This week saw Facebook in the media spotlight again with news that it has rolled out its facebook facial recognition functionality on an "opt out" basis. This means the

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Software development – the importance of obtaining customer signoff


Clients engaged in the development of software know that time after time customers will come back to the developer, prior to making the final payment, complaining that there are certain features missing from the

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Resellers – training and certification legal issues


Advertising is a concept of fundamental importance to the success of most resellers and one that is governed by a myriad of legal and regulatory regimes. However, by taking relatively simple steps to ensure that advertisements do not breach applicable

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E-security legal issues


One way for a reseller to gain an edge on competitors is to market the advantages associated with its products in a unique way. In the security channel, a white paper marketing the legal and commercial advantages of a security product presented

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Internet Service Provider (ISP) Law


The internet service provider (ISP) industry is cutthroat and merciless and one where only the strongest players can survive. And this is not just due to the fierce competition caused by the ever-increasing number of ISP startups; it is also due

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Software licensing – legal issues


Software licenses are a strange breed of legal documentation; they are often left unread by end users and are frequently no more than a page in length. However a carefully crafted software license may provide to be a powerful resource that can be

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Vendor partnerships


Anyone who's anyone in the IT industry will know that if something has the potential to go wrong, it will, and when it does, it will definitely happen on a Friday afternoon. Consider the large corporate customer who's e-mail server inexplicably

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VoIP – legal issues for resellers


The legal consequences associated with rolling out any new technology, including the regulatory burden and cost of compliance with all relevant laws, codes, regulations and policies should always be evaluated prior to signing a contract with

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Facilities management agreements


Resellers engaged in the business of reselling facilities management services on behalf of a wholesaler will need to enter into a reseller agreement with the wholesaler that clarifies the rights and obligations of each party. A subsequent

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IT storage systems – legal issues


One way for a reseller to gain an edge on competitors is to market the legal advantages associated with its products. In this post, we discuss some legal issues relevant to storage systems.In Australia, there are significant legal requirements

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