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Produced in partnership with Stewart James of Agillex This Agreement is made on [date] Parties 1 [insert name of supplier] [of OR a company incorporated in [England and...

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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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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 discusses the use of non-contractual devices by software suppliers to stop or prevent the use of on-premise software in business-to-business licences,...

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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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1 Definition 1.1 In this Agreement: Open Source Software means any software subject to a version of the General Public License, together with any other ‘open source’...

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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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This policy addresses the company’s use of free and open source software products (FOSS) to ensure that the company complies with all software licences that govern their...

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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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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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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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Software can be broadly defined as a computer program comprising a series of instructions which, in combination with the underlying hardware and inputs from an end user,...

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This Practice Note sets out the need for, and issues to consider in relation to, contracts for the support and maintenance of software. Considerations for maintenance and...

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In brief This is a framework escrow agreement, published by NCC Group plc, to be entered into by the software owner and NCC Group Escrow Limited as escrow agent, but...

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DRAFTING FOR BREXIT: For information on the impact of Brexit on consumer protection and issues to consider on the drafting, negotiation and enforceability of this...

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This Practice Note briefly describes the legal and practical issues relevant to ownership of software and other information technology (IT) assets and discusses the...

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When commercial software is acquired from a software supplier, a non-exclusive licence is usually all that is obtained. The supplier retains copyright ownership in the...

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In brief This is a simple software escrow agreement, published by NCC Group plc, to be entered into by the software owner, a single licensee and NCC Group Escrow Limited...

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A software audit occurs when a software supplier seeks verification that a customer’s use of licensed software is in accordance with the terms of the licence granted....

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This Agreement is made on [insert date] (the Commencement Date) between the following parties (each a ‘party’ and together the ‘parties’): Parties 1 [insert supplier...

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This Agreement is made on [insert date] (the Commencement Date) between the following parties (each a ‘party’ and together the ‘parties’): Parties 1 [insert supplier...

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This Agreement is made on [insert date] (the Commencement Date) between the following: Parties 1 [insert supplier name] a company incorporated in England and Wales whose...

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Software development—in brief A software development agreement is used where a customer engages a software developer to design, develop, test and (sometimes) install and...

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Agile software development methods are now being widely used in the IT sector and are increasingly advocated as preferable to the traditional waterfall development model....

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Introduction Escrow is the process of two or more parties placing property or instruments in the hands of a trusted third party (an ‘escrow agent’). The escrow materials...

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This Agreement is made on [date] Parties 1 [Insert name of supplier], a company incorporated in [England and Wales] under number [insert registered number] whose...

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This Agreement is made on [date] Parties 1 [Insert name of supplier], a company incorporated in [England and Wales] under number [insert registered number] whose...

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This Agreement is made on [date] Parties 1 [insert name of owner company] a company incorporated in [England and Wales] under number [insert registered number] whose...

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