Licensing

Tech Talk news 7: Analysis - virtualisation and software licensing, the pitfalls

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Join Tech Talk for an overview of the week's top IT news stories. This week's debate is on software licensing. How does it work in the age of virtualisation and the cloud?
27 Sep 2010

Enterprise software revenue to exceed £150bn in 2010

Companies start spending again
20 Sep 2010

Software piracy is holding back UK recovery, says BSA

Just a 10 per cent reduction could help create 13,000 jobs, it says
16 Sep 2010

More software publishers than ever demand licence audits

FAST survey shows compliance pressure growing on IT departments
08 Sep 2010

Police search for file sharers across Europe

Raids snatch computer equipment for IP addresses
08 Sep 2010

Copyright agreement draft leaked again

ACTA workings published after Washington DC negotiating round
07 Sep 2010

UK companies sued for unlicensed software use

The Business Software Alliance has announced a £12,000 settlement following a software licence breach
24 Aug 2010

BBC defends decision to continue using Flash

Erik Huggers says Flash technology does not betray the BBC’s commitment to open standards
16 Aug 2010

Linux promises end to licensing headaches

A programme from the Linux Foundation helps organsations to comply with licensing law
10 Aug 2010

Movie and tech firms team up for solution to illegal file sharing

New service to end consumers' headaches of not being able to watch owned content on multiple devices
20 Jul 2010

ACS demands cash from alleged file sharers

Consumer groups label the practice a bullying tactic
16 Jul 2010

DoH will not renew Microsoft deal

Microsoft loses one of its biggest customers as the Department of Health ends contract
16 Jul 2010

Pink Floyd manager calls for copyright law overhaul

Manager of Pink Floyd argues for a music 'tax'
14 Jul 2010

Salesforce.com sues Microsoft for alleged patent violations

Salesforce.com says Microsoft infringes five of its patents in its programs
28 Jun 2010

Legal issues surrounding virtualisation

Jon Fell and Mhairi Mival of international law firm Pinsent Masons discuss the legal and regulatory issues that virtualisation can often create
22 Jun 2010

Choosing the right virtualisation technology

Desktop and application virtualisation technologies come in a variety of forms. Martin Courtney looks at the relative strengths and weaknesses of each approach
22 Jun 2010

Sharp practices take the shine off SaaS

Experts are questioning the value of the software-as-a-service model to user organisations and its long-term viability for providers
22 Jun 2010

MEPs back private use copies

European Legal Committee urges more action on single digital market
02 Jun 2010

Cloud revenue model is hard for suppliers to manage

Profound changes to revenue cycle, as well as billing and compliance processes, create problems
25 May 2010

Software liability settlement breaks new ground

Minor court case will have big repercussions for software vendors as experts call for code of conduct for sales and marketing staff
21 May 2010

European Patent Office rules on software

Decision ends debate on business method and establishes most recent precedent
13 May 2010

Export controls and the CIO

IT leaders overseeing projects that involve the transfer of data across national borders cannot afford to ignore the issue of export controls
11 May 2010

ACTA draft finally released to the public

EU satisfied that it is in line with current legislation
21 Apr 2010

Enterprises to get Office 2010 on 27 April

Office 2010 team releases code to manufacturing
19 Apr 2010