The IT / Digital Legal Companion
A Comprehensive Business Guide to Software, IT, Internet, Media and IP Law
By Gene K. Landy, Amy J. Mastrobattista
Publisher: Elsevier / Syngress
Final Release Date: August 2008
Pages: 1254

The IT/Digital Legal Companion is a comprehensive business and legal guidance covering intellectual property for digital business; digital contract fundamentals; open source rules and strategies; development, consulting and outsourcing; software as a service; business software licensing, partnering, and distribution; web and Internet agreements; privacy on the Internet; digital multimedia content clearance and distribution; IT standards; video game development and content deals; international distribution; and user-created content, mash-ups, MMOGs, and web widgets.

Chapters deal with topics such as copyrights on the Internet, for software protection and around the world; trademarks and domain names; patents and digital technology companies; trade secrets and non-disclosure agreements; confidentiality, rights transfer, and non-competition agreements for employees; introduction to digital product and service contracts; a pragmatic guide to open source; IT services - development, outsourcing, and consulting; beta test agreements; commercial end-user agreements; terms of use for web sites and online applications; privacy and use of personal data; digital technology standards - opportunities, risks, and strategies; content for digital media; and deals in the web and mobile value chains.

This book is intended for executives, entrepreneurs, finance and business development officers; technology and engineering officers; marketers, licensing professionals, and technology professionals; in-house counsel; and anyone else that deals with software or digital technology in business.

Comprehensive Business and Legal Guidance including

Securing Intellectual Property for Digital Business
Digital Contract Fundamentals
Open Source Rules and Strategies
Development, Consulting and Outsourcing
Software as a Service
Business Software Licensing, Partnering, and Distribution
Web and Internet Agreements
Privacy on the Internet
Digital Multimedia Content Clearance and Distribution
IT Standards
Video Game Development and Content Deals
International Distribution
User-Created Content, Mash-Ups, MMOGs, and Web Widgets
And Much More

Key Features:

Up-to-the-Moment Legal Guide

In Plain English

* Includes 38 Contract and Web Forms in the Book
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