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Copyrighting Ship Hulls - a Primer

Posted by Steve Vondran | Oct 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Copyrighting Ship Hulls             One copyright stipulation many people know is that one cannot copyright useful and moveable designs such as boats or recreational vehicles, but in 1998 this all changed. So what exactly can be copyrighted and how do you go about the process? Well, you're in ...

Altium Software Audits

Posted by Steve Vondran | Oct 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

Software Audit Essentials Altium Joined the BSA in 2007 According to their website "SYDNEY, Australia – June 6, 2007 – Altium Limited (ASX: ALU) industry-leading developer of unified electronic product development solutions, today announced it has joined the Business Software Alliance ...

Porn companies want the equity in your house?

Posted by Steve Vondran | Oct 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

BitTorrent Litigation Updates - Porn Settlement Factors If you have equity in your house.  For example, you own a hoe worth one million dollars and have a loan for 500k, you have 500k worth of equity.  If you get caught downloading and receive a letter from a law firm like Bandlow Law (represent...

Software Audit Defense Law Firm

Posted by Steve Vondran | Oct 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

Here is a podcast I just did on how to choose the right software license compliance audit firm.  While many claim to be the best, our stats speak for themselves.  Moreover, our NON billable hour fee structure leaves the others in the dust.  Listen to this short podcast by clicking on the link.

Siemens PLM 2019 Texas Lawsuit overview

Posted by Steve Vondran | Sep 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

U.S. District CourtSOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS (Houston)CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 4:19-cv-02448 Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. v. Does 1-118Assigned to: Judge Vanessa D GilmoreCause: 17:101 Copyright Infringement Siemens represented by:Reed Smith LLP811 Main StSte 1700Housto...

IT Compliance Association ("ITCA") who is this?

Posted by Steve Vondran | Sep 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Software License Compliance Updates 2019 - "ITCA" international copyright compliance   Introduction I reviewed a letter recently from the ITCA.  I had not heard their name before so I decided to look them up.  Here is what I found on the ITCA website: "ITCA is the global leader in software ...

Beware of software "phone-home" technology

Posted by Steve Vondran | Sep 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Software Litigation Essentials - "Phone Home" Technology     Introduction   Many software vendors now use "phone home technology" to try to protect their intellectual property rights.  We see this with many companies such as VB conversion, CNC Mastercam (Solidworks), Vero  (Alpacam, Surfca...

Attorney Steve® overview of Work-For-Hire agreements

Posted by Steve Vondran | Aug 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve® Copyright Law Essentials - The Work for Hire Agreement How Work-for-Hire Agreements Work Often people begin working for a company and sign a number of contracts with out fully reading them. Among these contracts will often be a Work for Hire contact, which many people will ove...

De Minimis use in Copyright Music law

Posted by Steve Vondran | Aug 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

The 9th Circuit Court and Music Copyright Infringement – De Minimis Exception VIDEO:  Watch Attorney Steve® explain this important Music Law concept. Introduction  Today's music industry, like many others, uses fragments of earlier works to create new interesting sounds and songs. Without th...

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