Common Software Licensing Language at Issue in IP Dispute

New Media and Technology Law

Licensors of software typically utilize software license agreements providing for their ownership of the licensed software and related IP, as well as restrictions barring licensees from reverse engineering the code at issue. The scope of protection, of course, depends on the final language of the licensing agreement and disputes can arise when licensees decide to develop similar software in-house, or with a third party. Versata Software Inc. ,

Ticketmaster Secretly Provides Scalpers With Bot Software, Brokers Claim

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

On the defensive for using its own bots to bypass CAPTCHA, two firms file counterclaims against the Live Nation subsidiary. read more. THR, Esq. Business Music Business THR Online

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4 Things You Need To Know Before Getting Free Softwares For eBay Amazon Listing

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Any seller support softwares for Amazon, eBay or any other marketplaces for that matter are often expensive especially when they are loaded with ultra evolved and sophisticated support features. Free softwares usually come with very basic features –.

Open Source Software and Copyright

Media Law Prof Blog

Andres Guadamuz, University of Sussez, and Andrew John Rens, Duke University School of Law, & University of Cape Town, Intellectual Property Research, have published Comparative Analysis of Copyright Assignment and Licence Formalities for Open Source Contributor Agreements at 10(2) SCRIPTed

Know Thy Software Vendor: Website Operator Cannot Sidestep Copyright Infringement Claims over Link to Allegedly Infringing Software

New Media and Technology Law

Last month, a New York district court refused to dismiss most of the copyright infringement claims asserted against a website operator based on an allegation that the website linked to an infringing copy of plaintiff’s software stored on a third-party’s servers. A website operator/customer implements the software by embedding an HTML script tag to its website code to link the website to a copy of the software on the customer’s server or an outside server.

Ninth Circuit Issues Important Decision on Software Licensing Practices and Web Scraping

New Media and Technology Law

Earlier this month, the Ninth Circuit issued a noteworthy ruling in a dispute between an enterprise software licensor and a third-party support provider. The case is particularly important as it addresses the common practice of using automated means to download information (in this case, software) from websites in contravention of website terms and conditions. Oracle”) develops and licenses certain enterprise software, and also offers maintenance contracts to its licensees.

Practice Management Software ‘Credenza’ Shutting Down

Media Law

The post Practice Management Software ‘Credenza’ Shutting Down appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. The law practice management system Credenza is shutting down, according to a notice on its website. “Credenza has reached end-of-life,” says the notice. “Effective 60 days after your August 2016 renewal date, Credenza will no longer be offered or supported.”

Practice Management Software ‘Credenza’ Shutting Down

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The post Practice Management Software ‘Credenza’ Shutting Down appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. The law practice management system Credenza is shutting down, according to a notice on its website. “Credenza has reached end-of-life,” says the notice. “Effective 60 days after your August 2016 renewal date, Credenza will no longer be offered or supported.”

10 Reasons You Should Use Practice Management Software

Media Law

CC BY-SA 3.0 ([link] via Wikimedia CommonsIn a recent conversation, a lawyer questioned whether practice management software was making him any more productive. That got me to thinking about the reasons to use practice management software in the first place. The post 10 Reasons You Should Use Practice Management Software appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Image by LaurMG. [CC

Lexis Licenses Bankruptcy Software to Fastcase

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Previously available only on CD-ROM, the new web version hosted by Fastcase will be known […] The post Lexis Licenses Bankruptcy Software to Fastcase appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Well, here’s a licensing deal I would not have seen coming: LexisNexis and Fastcase. The two companies announced today that Fastcase will now be the exclusive provider of Collier TopForm & File, a tool for creating and filing bankruptcy forms.

10 Reasons You Should Use Practice Management Software

Media Law

CC BY-SA 3.0 ([link] via Wikimedia CommonsIn a recent conversation, a lawyer questioned whether practice management software was making him any more productive. That got me to thinking about the reasons to use practice management software in the first place. The post 10 Reasons You Should Use Practice Management Software appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Image by LaurMG. [CC

Retro Fun: Try Out Historical Software

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If you’re in the mood for a […] The post Retro Fun: Try Out Historical Software appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. OK, not only is it the morning after the World Series, but it is also Halloween. You don’t really feel like working today, do you? Besides, you may be stuck by your front door for hours, waiting to dole out treats to a stream of ghosts and goblins.

Federal Circuit Again Reverses California Court in Oracle-Google Copyright Dispute over Java APIs – Releases a Major Ruling on Fair Use in the Software Context

New Media and Technology Law

Google”) of unauthorized use of some of its Java-related copyrights in Google’s Android software platform. The decision has reverberated around the technology sector, with some touting the decision’s protection for creators of computer code and intellectual property in general and others who decry that the decision upends years of standard practice in the software industry and will necessarily inhibit the development of new programs and result in higher prices for consumers.

Free and Open Source Software

Media Law Prof Blog

Vetter, University of Houston Law Center, has published Commercial Free and Open Source Software: Knowledge Production, Hybrid Appropriability, and Patents. Greg R. It is forthcoming in the Fordham Law Review, volume 77 (2009). Here is the abstract. Free and open

Science Fiction Becomes Reality: Washington, D.C. to Test New Crime-Prediction Software

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What was once the realm of science fiction has now become reality with the introduction of new crime prevention software in Washington D.C. Fellow researchers have praised Berk’s algorithm for its accuracy, at least compared to previous attempts to develop murder-predicting software.

WordRake Editing and Proofreading Software Releases Version 3

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The post WordRake Editing and Proofreading Software Releases Version 3 appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. WordRake, the editing and proofreading add-in for Microsoft Word and Outlook that is designed for lawyers and other professionals, released its version 3 yesterday. With more than 600 new editing algorithms and 900 enhancements to existing algorithms, WordRake 3 offers 25 percent more edits and even greater accuracy, according to a company announcement.

Nuance Releases Second Generation of its Power PDF Software: More Features, Same Low Price

Media Law

Two years ago, Nuance Communications – the company perhaps best known for its Dragon speech recognition software – came out with Nuance Power PDF Advanced, a full-featured professional PDF program with all the capabilities lawyers would need. The post Nuance Releases Second Generation of its Power PDF Software: More Features, Same Low Price appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Using the Advanced Edit mode to edit the text of a PDF document.

Handshake Software Adds Integrations with West KM and Ravel Law

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Handshake Software yesterday announced that it now has an integration partnership with the legal research platform Ravel Law. The post Handshake Software Adds Integrations with West KM and Ravel Law appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. That announcement comes a month after Handshake announced its integration with West km, the Thomson Reuters knowledge management platform.

More ILTACON News: New Software Promises to Streamline Attorney Assignments

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The post More ILTACON News: New Software Promises to Streamline Attorney Assignments appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. When Adam McDonell practiced law, he saw inefficiency in the way firms and legal departments assign and allocate work to associates and staff attorneys. His new product, Salladore, is his attempt to streamline the assignment process.

Law.com Contributor Network to Use Forbes’ Software and Hosting

Media Law

I wrote that the network would be in the style of The Huffington Post, but it now appears that the better comparison would have been to Forbes, which […] The post Law.com Contributor Network to Use Forbes’ Software and Hosting appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. I recently blogged here about Law.com’s forthcoming launch of an extensive contributor network, with from 100 to 500 writers from outside ALM regularly contributing commentary and analysis.

New Software Promises to Simplify Contract Drafting, But Only on Macs

Media Law

Two brothers — one a lawyer, the other a software engineer — have teamed up to create a software application they say will make the process of creating and analyzing contracts more accurate and efficient. But before all you Windows users get too excited, the software works only on Apple Macintosh computers. The software, Turner, […].

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No Expansion of CFAA Liability for Monetary Exploit of Software Bug

New Media and Technology Law

This concept was tested when police arrested two video poker players who were exploiting a software bug that allowed them to multiply jackpots with just a sequence of pushed buttons. After winning several large jackpots at a Las Vegas casino in one afternoon, the management became suspicious and summoned Nevada Gaming Control Board engineers who discovered the software anomaly in the machine.

[Sponsored] Announcing EasyPayJD: Does This New Payment Software Pass the Ambrogi Test?

Media Law

The post [Sponsored] Announcing EasyPayJD: Does This New Payment Software Pass the Ambrogi Test? Before sponsoring a post on Bob’s blog we wanted to make sure our solution met his technology standards for solo and small practice attorneys. We submitted EasyPayJD to his six point test originally published in Above The Law on June 6, 2016. appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Above the Law Sponsored Easy Pay Solutions EasyPayJD

Breaking Practice Management News: Tabs3 Acquires CosmoLex to Expand in the Cloud

Media Law

Software Technology LLC, developer of Tabs3 Software , a leading desktop law practice management program, has acquired CosmoLex , one of the leading cloud-based practice management platforms. Uncategorized CosmoLex Legal Practice Management Software practice management Tabs3

Announcing EasyPayJD: Does This New Payment Software Pass the Ambrogi Test?

Media Law

The post Announcing EasyPayJD: Does This New Payment Software Pass the Ambrogi Test? Before sponsoring a post on Bob’s blog we wanted to make sure our solution met his technology standards for solo and small practice attorneys. We submitted EasyPayJD to his six point test originally published in Above The Law on June 6, 2016. appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Above the Law Sponsored Easy Pay Solutions EasyPayJD

Chinese Government Requires Filtering Software on Computers

JetLawBlog

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology in China today issued an order that all personal computers sold in China after July 1, 2009 must contain filtering software to prevent users from viewing “unhealthy&# material on the Internet.

Oracle v. Google Judge Writes the Book on Software Programming Copyright – For Now, Anyway

New Media and Technology Law

The opinion will quickly make its way into technology law textbooks, not only for the clarity of the court’s discussion of how the Java programming language functions, but for its mini-treatise on software copyright law. The court’s questioning of key witnesses, coupled with a series of technically detailed questions to the litigants and numerous rounds of briefs on software copyright issues, showed a judge who was deep into the details of software programming.

New York Attorney General Unveils Latest Ticket Bot Enforcement Actions against Ticket Vendors and Software Developer

New Media and Technology Law

Ticket bots are software designed to bypass security measures of vendor websites that limit the number of tickets a user can buy, thereby allowing the bots to purchase a number of tickets beyond the limit imposed by the vendor platform. One company that had purportedly been developing software to bypass CAPTCHA tests (designed to block bots from acquiring tickets) agreed to stop developing technology to bypass security of ticketing websites.

Oracle v. Google Judge Writes the Book on Software Programming Copyright – For Now, Anyway

New Media and Technology Law

The opinion will quickly make its way into technology law textbooks, not only for the clarity of the court’s discussion of how the Java programming language functions, but for its mini-treatise on software copyright law. The court’s questioning of key witnesses, coupled with a series of technically detailed questions to the litigants and numerous rounds of briefs on software copyright issues, showed a judge who was deep into the details of software programming.

A Momentous Week Shows that the Cloud Has Come of Age

Media Law

Last week was a perfect storm of breaking news in the world of cloud-based practice management software. It was a week that saw the acquisition by Tabs3 Software of CosmoLex , the appointment by PracticePanther of a new CEO , and the acquisition by Clio of CRM platform Lexicata , all bookended by Clio’s 10th anniversary on Monday and its Clio Cloud Conference on Thursday and Friday. Uncategorized Clio Legal Practice Management Software practice management

Practice Management Platform PracticePanther Takes ‘Large’ Private Equity Investment

Media Law

Panther Software, Miami-based developer of the cloud-based law practice management platform PracticePanther, is announcing today that it has taken an investment from Alpine SG, a portfolio company of the San Francisco private equity firm Alpine Investors. General Legal Practice Management Software practice management PracticePanther

Clio Names Finalists for $100,000 Startup Contest

Media Law

Uncategorized Clio Legal Practice Management Software practice managementIn just two weeks, the sixth Clio Cloud Conference kicks off in New Orleans. I have attended all five of the prior Clio conferences and, as I wrote last year , I have uniformly praised each one.

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Oracle v. Google Judge Writes the Book on Software Programming Copyright – For Now, Anyway

New Media and Technology Law

The opinion will quickly make its way into technology law textbooks, not only for the clarity of the court’s discussion of how the Java programming language functions, but for its mini-treatise on software copyright law. The court’s questioning of key witnesses, coupled with a series of technically detailed questions to the litigants and numerous rounds of briefs on software copyright issues, showed a judge who was deep into the details of software programming.

PracticePanther Rolls Out A Number Of New Features And Integrations

Media Law

The PracticePanther software is now being used in 172 countries, thanks in part to the software being offered in multiple languages. Uncategorized Lawmatics Legal Practice Management Software practice management PracticePanther Tali

CBS Fights Against Any Ruling That Bans CNET From Pointing to Torrent Software

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

In reaction to an injunction motion, CBS Interactive says the "public interest would be damaged by denying legitimate and truthful information about a pervasive technology." read more. The Business THR, Esq. CBS CBS Interactive Tech Business

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Judge Won't Bar CNET From Pointing to P2P Software

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

An injunction is denied because a judge says there's no evidence that CBS Interactive purposely encourages infringement "now or in the foreseeable future." read more. THR, Esq. Tech Business

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New Round of Rocket Matter Updates Adds Module for Insurance Defense and Speeds Batch Billing

Media Law

Uncategorized Legal Practice Management Software practice management Rocket Matter

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Chinese Government Orders New PCs To Come Equipped With Blocking Software

Media Law Prof Blog

The People's Republic of China is requiring PC makers to install blocking software inside all hard drives beginning in 30 days. Currently the Chinese government can block access to external Internet sites; such software would give it the ability to

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MyCase Updates Include Lead Tracking, LEDES Billing, Dropbox Integration, and More

Media Law

Uncategorized Legal Practice Management Software MyCase practice managementI last wrote about MyCase in April, after I was given a briefing at ABA Techshow on updates and enhancements to the cloud-based practice management platform.

Free Software Foundation Announces Settlement of Copyright Dispute with Cisco Systems

New Media and Technology Law

On May 20, the Free Software Foundation announced the settlement of its copyright litigation with Cisco Systems over the inclusion of open source software in certain Linksys products. The settlement includes undertakings by Cisco with respect to compliance with the requirements of "free software licenses." The Free Software Director will report periodically to the FSF regarding Linksys' compliance efforts. Tags: Free Software Foundation Open Source

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Law Practice Management Company PracticePanther Names New CEO

Media Law

Tabs3 Software announced that it had acquired CosmoLex. In just a few years, the team at PracticePanther built the leading solution in legal practice management software. Her commitment to preserve and enhance our culture, and continue innovating our software, made her the stand-out candidate we could only dream of. Uncategorized Legal Practice Management Software practice management PracticePanther

Ninth Circuit Rules on License versus Sale of Software

New Media and Technology Law

The Register of Copyrights may have concluded that precedents defining the difference between a license and a sale of software are conflicting (see our prior blog post on that point), but a panel of the Ninth Circuit had no difficulty in resolving the issue in its recent opinion Vernor v. The ruling will please software developers seeking to limit resales and other downstream transfers of their products, and will likely also benefit content owners who distribute their content digitally.

Free Software Foundation and Cisco Settle (Quietly) Open Source Copyright Infringement Dispute

New Media and Technology Law

Last December, the Free Software Foundation, with great fanfare, filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Cisco Systems, Inc. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the FSF by attorneys for the Software Freedom Law Center. The record shows that the copyright was assigned to the Free Software Foundation. Tags: Free Software Foundation Open Source

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