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Post-Settlement Obligations in Software Settlements

A settlement agreement to resolve software copyright infringement claims is not the final word in obtaining a release of liability. There are a number of obligations triggered by the settlement agreement that cannot be ignored to avoid jeopardizing the release of liability. Businesses must create internal protocols for risk management, future software audits, license compliance, and re-mediate any deficiencies discovered by the audit. Understanding the license agreements, settlement agreement obligations, and software asset management are key to obtaining an out of court resolution to software copyright infringement claims.

In this CLE* Keli Johnson Swan covered:

  • Legal Issues in Software Audits
  • Terms of Software Settlement Agreements
  • Post-Settlement Obligations and Deadlines
  • Remediation Efforts
  • Ongoing Software Asset Management