Series on ALI Software Contract Principles: Clarify Rules on Implied and Express Warranties in Software Contracts

Comments Off on Series on ALI Software Contract Principles: Clarify Rules on Implied and Express Warranties in Software Contracts Written by on June 23, 2009 | Posted in Software Licensing

We continue today with our series on the new American Law Institute Principles of the Law of Software Contracts with a discussion of what software companies need to know about the Principles’ treatment of warranties. Again, for any of you who have not read our earlier postings on this subject, the importance of the Principles […]

Electronic Frontier Foundation Launches New Site to Track Modifications to Online Terms and Conditions

Comments Off on Electronic Frontier Foundation Launches New Site to Track Modifications to Online Terms and Conditions Written by on June 8, 2009 | Posted in Content Licensing, Internet Transactions

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (“EFF”) has just launched a new website to track companies’ modifications to their terms and conditions: TOSback.org. According to an explanation on the website, TOSbackup.org was launched with the intention of increasing public awareness about online terms of service, and to help the public monitor changes to the terms of service […]

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Bilski Case: Decision to Have Broad Implications for Silicon Valley Companies

Comments Off on Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Bilski Case: Decision to Have Broad Implications for Silicon Valley Companies Written by on June 5, 2009 | Posted in Patent Cases of Interest

The Supreme Court agreed this week to hear the Bilski Case. Given the issues at the heart of Bilski, this case will be closely watched by the Silicon Valley business community, since any decision could have a far-reaching impact on the patentability of intellectual property developed by Silicon Valley businesses. What are the issues to […]

Associated Press Interview Offers Some Insight on its Plans to Police Blogosphere

Comments Off on Associated Press Interview Offers Some Insight on its Plans to Police Blogosphere Written by on June 4, 2009 | Posted in Content Licensing, Copyright Infringement, IP Licensing News

As the Silicon Valley IP Licensing Blog has been reporting, the Associated Press has already initiated an effort to impose its view of what constitutes fair use on the blogosphere. However, I came across today an interesting interview by Ars Technica, which offers some insight on how the Associated Press plans to go about policing […]

Series on ALI Software Contract Principles: Changes Default Rule from Implied Warranty to Implied Indemnification Against Infringement

Comments Off on Series on ALI Software Contract Principles: Changes Default Rule from Implied Warranty to Implied Indemnification Against Infringement Written by on June 4, 2009 | Posted in Software Licensing

As we posted yesterday, the American Law Institute has just approved its Principles of the Law of Software Contracts. As promised, we are launching today the first in a series of postings on the new Principles to educate our blog readers in the software industry on the practical implications of these Principles. If you have […]

American Law Institute Approves Principles of the Law of Software Contracts

2 Comments Written by on June 3, 2009 | Posted in Software Licensing

The American Law Institute (“ALI”) recently approved at its 86th Annual Meeting the proposed final draft of the Principles of the Law of Software Contracts. For those blog readers who are not familiar with the ALI, this is a legal professional organization, which is known for publishing authoritative restatements of the law. It is considered […]

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