Licensing

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

The challenge of protecting digital copyright

As the Digital Economy Act comes into force, Mark Weston of law firm Matthew Arnold & Baldwin analyses the weaknesses in UK copyright laws and asks whether they are out of date
15 Apr 2010

Lawyers quit litigation against alleged file-sharers

Consumer campaigns have persuaded all but one UK law firm to cease and desist
14 Apr 2010

Industries should co-operate on illegal file sharing

We can minimise the need for the Digital Economy Act by working more closely
14 Apr 2010

CA to cut 1,000 jobs

Software vendor wants to become "leaner and more efficient"
07 Apr 2010

TalkTalk CIO condemns Digital Economy Bill

Government legislation just doesn't work, says Cooper
06 Apr 2010

Co-op cuts Microsoft licensing bills by £1.5m

Consolidation of SQL Server 2008 cuts license costs
26 Mar 2010

EU anti-trust team to investigate IBM

French start-up, TurboHercules, accused of patent infringement by Big Blue
23 Mar 2010

Copyright legislation will cost ISPs up to £500m

Government plans to force ISPs to crackdown on copyright abuse will cost the industry between £250 million and £500 million according to an estimate published by the Department for Business.
17 Mar 2010

It pays to get protection

Mark Kenrick, a partner at patent and trademark attorneys Marks & Clerk, explores the recent Microsoft injunction, prohibiting sales of its flagship Word program. How did it come to pass that David beat Goliath in this fiercely contested patent dispute, and what does this mean for the software industry at large?
23 Feb 2010

Are you sure you're not a pirate?

It is alarmingly easy for an IT leader to unwittingly exceed the scope of a software licence, and the chances of being caught out have never been greater, as technology lawyers Mark Weston and Paul Gershlick explain
09 Feb 2010

Firms crave simpler licensing

The management of arcane software licensing arrangements continues to be major headache for many IT leaders, prompting some to outsource the problem to third parties
27 Jan 2010

The Sun is setting on customer choice

A lack of competitive choice limits end users’ business options
27 Jan 2010

Latest music file could succeed the MP3

MusicDNA is touted as the answer to piracy within the music industry
22 Jan 2010

Microsoft licensing primary concern for hosting providers

Many SMEs move to hosted services because of complex Microsoft software licensing
21 Jan 2010

OFT to investigate £75m 'creamed' from school's IT

Capita's rival complains that children services arm is overcharging schools by £75m
07 Dec 2009

Second-hand software – hidden opportunity or false economy?

Experts in IP law Conor Ward and Tom Wood explore the murky world of second-hand software
26 Nov 2009

Office 2010 beta available to millions

Full version due for release in the first half of 2010
18 Nov 2009

Bibby cuts software to the bone

Software asset management solution staves off indignant vendors and improves distribution company's bottom line
12 Nov 2009

The sun has not yet set on this debate

It is clear why Oracle is keen to retain MySQL ­- and why the EU seems just as keen on quashing the deal for the sake of competitiveness
05 Nov 2009