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May 25, 2016

New Forms for the Defense of Trade Secrets Act of 2016

We’ve just updated all the clauses and contracts at TechContracts.com to address the Defense of Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (the “DTSA”). That includes the NDA’s and the other contracts that include confidentiality clauses at the Contracts page, as well as the confidentiality-related terms in the Clauses library. (On the Contracts page, only the NDA’s […]

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May 5, 2016

New Portal on Information Technology Contracts

I’m very pleased to announce the new TechContracts.com. It’s a portal on software licenses, cloud computing agreements, and other information technology contracts. It offers contract negotiators and drafters: Hundreds of Free Clauses: Including all the examples in my book, The Tech Contracts Handbook: Cloud Computing Agreements, Software Licenses, and Other Information Technology Contracts for Lawyers and Businesspeople (ABA Publishing […]

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May 1, 2016

Podcast: What You Need to Know About the Cloud Services You Use

Lawyerist.com recently interviewed me on cloud computing agreements, and you can listen to the podcast at their site. Lawyerist focuses on the needs of small law firms, but the interview addresses the contracts most small businesses sign with their SaaS and other cloud vendors. In it, I discuss the negotiable versus non-negotiable contracts and the […]

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February 2, 2016

Safe Harbor v. 2.0: “EU-US Privacy Shield”

Hours ago, EU and U.S. negotiators agreed on a new framework for data sharing across the Atlantic. It’s called the “EU-US Privacy Shield.” Cutting to the chase, we should soon have new procedures American companies can follow to make them kosher recipients of European consumers’ private data. If so, European companies can provide consumer data […]

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January 25, 2016

The Tech Contracts Issue-Spotter

I use the table of contents from The Tech Contracts Handbook as an issue-spotter for software licenses, cloud computing agreements, and other IT contracts. I’m posting the table so others can do the same. Simply peruse the topics listed below and ask yourself whether your contract needs a clause addressing each one. Introductory Material: [deleted] xi […]

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December 15, 2015

Must the Buyer Pay for Technology or Maintenance if Implementation Doesn’t Happen?

This article is a report I prepared for one of the parties in litigation outside the United States. I served as what American courts would call an expert witness. This article is published with my client’s permission. The parties’ names have been replaced, and identifying information has been removed. This article explores an issue common […]

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December 10, 2015

#1 New Release — Amazon “Cloud Computing”!

Earlier this week, I reported that The Tech Contracts Handbook was Amazon’s #1 new release in the “Business Purchasing & Buying” category. Now it’s number one in the far larger, more general “Cloud Computing” category! The Tech Contracts Handbook: Cloud Computing Agreements, Software Licenses, and Other IT Contracts for Lawyers and Businesspeople Second Edition

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December 8, 2015

The Big Data Licensing Issue-Spotter

Managing and sharing big data creates technical challenges unlike anything found in traditional data-sharing relationships. But big data contracts don’t involve a whole new field of legal knowledge. If you’ve already worked on cloud computing agreements or traditional data licenses, you have most of the tools needed for big data licensing. (Actually, cloud computing contracts […]

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October 26, 2015

FAQ’s re E.U. Data Transfers, Now that Safe Harbor Is Gone

Here’s a good post on transfers of European private data to U.S. computers (from BakerHostetler). Of course, it’s in response to the October 6 decision by the E.U.’s Court of Justice, invalidating the Safe Harbor certification system. I think the best replacement for Safe Harbor, as of now, is the standard contractual clause system (SCC), […]

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September 30, 2015

Second Edition of The Tech Contracts Handbook

I’m very pleased to announce that the American Bar Association has published the second edition of my book: The Tech Contracts Handbook — Cloud Computing Agreements, Software Licenses, and Other IT Contracts for Lawyers and Businesspeople. The book is available directly from the ABA’s online bookstore. (You don’t need ABA membership to buy.) Amazon and […]

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