The Tech Contracts Handbookis a practical and accessible reference book and training manual on IT contracts.This isa clause-by-clause "how to" guide on software licenses and technology services agreements, covering the issues at stake and offering negotiation tips and sample contract language. This handbook is written for both lawyers and businesspeople, including contract managers, procurement officers, corporate counsel, salespeople, and anyone else responsible for getting IT deals done. Perhaps most important, this book uses simple English, as any good contract should. Topics covered include: .Software as a service (SaaS) and cloud computing agreements .Warranties .Indemnities .Open source software .Service level agreements .Nondisclosure agreements .Limitations of liability .Internet and e-commerce contracts .Software escrow .Data security .Copyright licensing .And much more"
This is a distinctly user-friendly reference manual and training guide on software licenses and other IT agreements, along with cloud computing issues. Written in a plain-English, jargon-free style, it is intended for lawyers and contract managers, as well as anyone with responsibility for getting IT deals done. The book describes each clause typically found in a technology agreement, outlines the issues at stake, and offers negotiation tips and sample contract language.
The focus of this manual is not what provisions to include in a given contract, but instead how to express those provisions in prose that is free ofthe problems that often afflict contracts.
Many books have been written on negotiation tactics and a few books have been written on contract drafting, but no book has combined the two disciplines into one-until now. Resulting from over 10 years of actual negotiation experience as both buyer and seller, author Stephen Guth offers insight into a world of negotiations and contracts that few ever see. This book isn't a feel-good book on win-win negotiations. It's an insider's view into real life negotiation tactics and ploys. Readers will learn how to use negotiation tactics such as the Columbo, the Price Slice and Dice, and the Signature Limit Lasso. Readers will also learn how to spot and counter vendor ploys such as the Pop-Tart, Mirroring, and the Only Game in Town. To put it all together, readers are instructed on contract drafting tricks such as Expressly Implied Warranties, the Endless Indemnification, and the Unlimited Limitation of Liability. Readers will never look at contracts the same way again.
Surveys the conventions of language and structure in drafting corporate agreements.
A Hands-On Guide for Contracting in the Cloud Stephen Guth's latest book zeros in on the high-stakes negotiations of Software as a Service procurements. Covering topics from audit rights to data privacy to service levels, the Contract Negotiation Handbook: Software as a Service dissects a cloud computing contract line-by-line with easy to understand explanations, preparing you to successfully counter service provider negotiation ploys. Based on years of real-life experience, the practical negotiation tactics described in this how-to book could save you money on your next cloud computing procurement and protect you from taking on unnecessary risk. Whether you're an attorney, a procurement professional, or just looking to get the best possible deal, this book has something for you. Don't negotiate your next cloud computing contract without it!
This comprehensive overview describes solutions to prevent manipulation, and offers suggestions for adapting contracts to meet the needs of the user. Essential for those selling and buying software.
Take the mumbo jumbo out of contract law and ace your contracts course. This hands-on guide give you plain-English explanations of terminology and language used in contracts, showing you how to read and analyze cases and statues with ease.
This new Second Edition updates its first edition published in 2005 by examining the fundamental issues that both licensors and licensees confront in the negotiation of a software license. This resource is accompanied by and cross-referenced to an annotated software license. A detailed index and companion CD-ROM is also included for customization of the software license and related forms.
Even leading organizations with sophisticated IT infrastructures and teams of lawyers can find themselves unprepared to deal with the range of issues that can arise in IT contracting. Written by two seasoned attorneys, A Guide to IT Contracting: Checklists, Tools, and Techniques distills the most critical business and legal lessons learned through the authors’ decades of experience drafting and negotiating IT-related agreements. In a single volume, readers can quickly access information on virtually every type of technology agreement. Structured to focus on a particular type of IT agreement, each chapter includes a checklist of essential terms, a brief summary of what the agreement is intended to do, and a complete review of the legal and business issues that are addressed in that particular agreement. Providing non-legal professionals with the tools to address IT contracting issues, the book: Contains checklists to help readers organize key concepts for ready reference Supplies references to helpful online resources and aids for contract drafting Includes a CD-ROM with reusable checklists and complete glossary that defines key legal, business, and technical terms Costly mistakes can be avoided, risk can be averted, and better contracts can be drafted if you have access to the right information. Filled with reader-friendly checklists, this accessible reference will set you down that path. Warning you of the most common pitfalls, it arms you with little-known tips and best practices to help you negotiate the key terms of your IT agreements with confidence and ensure you come out on top in your next contract negotiation.
Working with Contracts provides you with the practical legal, business, and technical knowledge you need to grasp the nuts and bolts of transactions and draft customized agreements that meet clients' goals.
Adopting a multi-disciplinary and comparative approach, this book focuses on emerging and innovative attempts to tackle privacy and legal issues in cloud computing, such as personal data privacy, security and intellectual property protection. Leading i
Building on innovative research undertaken by the 'Cloud Legal Project' at Queen Mary, University of London, this work analyses the key legal and regulatory issues relevant to cloud computing under European and English law.
Computer Law covers topics as: hardware acquisition, financing/maintenance; software licensing, development/maintenance; antitrust law; copyright, patent/trade secret protection of software; and more.
The only single-volume guide to the major components of intellectual property published by the American Bar Association. Written by intellectual property and franchise lawyers, this resource provides substantive and practical guidance to a wide audience of non-IP specialists.
Issues for 2014- cataloged as a serial in LC
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Rev. ed of: A practical guide to software licensing for licensees and licensors / H. Ward Classen. 3rd ed. c2008.