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NSW Ombudsman defends piracy settlement

NSW Ombudsman Bruce Barbour has defended secretly settling a copyright dispute over the licensing of Micro Focus' ViewNow software, stating that the agreement does not imply an admission of guilt.

June 17, 2012

In-house software deserves protection

Software used internally should still be protected even if there's less risk, and companies should know limitations of copyright law and create holistic regime to safeguard intellectual property, say observers.

May 25, 2012 by

Tips on picking right OSS license

Open source licenses cater to different software needs so companies need to understand purpose of software and monetization plans, among other considerations, to determine which license to use, insiders note.

December 13, 2011 by

Kaspersky leaves BSA over US piracy bill

Russian security company Kaspersky is to quit the Business Software Alliance over the group's support of a contentious US anti-piracy bill.Kaspersky will leave the pro-copyright group on January 1 2012, due to Business Software Alliance (BSA) involvement in the US Stop Online Piracy Act (Sopa), the company said in a statement on Monday.

December 5, 2011 by

Defence dragged to court over licences

An ongoing row between Attachmate and the Department of Defence was brought before the Copyright Tribunal yesterday, with the software company alleging that the department has breached licence agreements.

May 19, 2011 by

Hargreaves response: a load of BSA

I'm sorry, I just can't resist. Just over half an hour after the Hargreaves review into the UK's outdated copyright regime was published, I received not one, but two comments from the Business Software Alliance.

May 18, 2011 by

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