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This Practice Note highlights the key legal and commercial issues for a buyer when looking to buy a software business. This particularly focuses on the technology and...

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This Practice Note on data protection and business-to-business cloud computing, including software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as...

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This Practice Note introduces cloud computing concepts and describes key principles underpinning the cloud market in the UK. It covers the following: • History of cloud •...

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This Practice Note considers the following legal and commercial issues relating to cloud services: • Due diligence • Contract documents • Service description • Service...

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Frequently, a supplier or customer will use a set of standard terms developed for domestic trade in its home country. When that business deals with a party in another...

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This Practice Note examines legal and practical issues relating to the copying of software. It sets out software copyright protections under copyright law to combat...

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Corporate transactions are a frequent feature of a lawyer’s life and can be one of the most challenging. In addition to dealing with the specific features of the...

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This Practice Note explains the legal and practical issues relevant to digital rights management and discusses the extent to which technical devices and other protection...

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This Practice Note considers the following commercial and legal issues arising from the use of free and open source software: • What is free and open source software? •...

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In today’s world where the Internet is the mainstay of business activity, cloud computing allows us to access documents and store huge amounts of data without a server of...

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A free and open source software (FOSS) strategy and policy (with associated processes to ensure that the policy is followed) is part of any well-structured business...

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Click here to download the latest cloud computing 2019 report, published by Getting the Deal Through. Jurisdictions covered The following jurisdictions are covered in...

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Although its popularity has declined in recent years in favour of permissive licences such as MIT, a significant amount of software remains licensed under the GPL 2.0—see...

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This Practice Note considers legal and commercial issues involved in the organisation and running of a hackathon. It covers: • What is a hackathon? • The aim of the...

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Mobile applications (apps) have become as ubiquitous as the smartphones, tablets and other mobile computing devices that support them. With the growth in the popularity...

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This Practice Note explains the extent to which software formats can be protected as intellectual property rights, and also briefly discusses the issues relevant to open...

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