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Deadline Approaching: Action Required by December 31 To Avoid Losing DMCA Safe Harbor Protection

The U.S. Copyright Office is making changes to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) safe harbor agent registration process. The changes impact both new online service providers as well as existing online service providers who have already registered an agent. Read on for details about what you will need to do.… Continue Reading

Important Open Source Ruling Confirms Enforceability of Dual-Licensing and Breach of GPL for Failing to Distribute Source Code

A recent federal district court decision denied a motion to dismiss a complaint brought by Artifex Software Inc. (“Artifex”) for breach of contract and copyright infringement claims against Defendant Hancom, Inc. based on breach of an open source software license. The software, referred to as Ghostscript, was dual-licensed under the GPL license and a commercial … Continue Reading

Coping with Confidentiality Agreements

One of the most common agreements entered into by an emerging company is the confidentiality agreement, also known as a non-disclosure agreement (“NDA”).  You are likely to routinely be involved in discussions with third parties about possible collaboration or partnering, and in these situations it is customary (and recommended) to enter into an NDA before … Continue Reading
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