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Microsoft Does Sue

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

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS AUSTIN DIVISION MICROSOFT CORPORATION,                           ) a Washington corporation,                                      )                                                                                     )     ...

Reverse Domain Name Hijacking Explained

Posted by Steve Vondran | Nov 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

 Reverse Domain Name Hijacking sounds more complicated than it really is. In its purest essence Reverse Domain Name Hijacking, abbreviated to RDNH, is the reverse form of cybersquatting. Believe it or not RDNH is a fairly common practice across the internet. This blog will help the rea...

MESSAGE to YELP "HATERS"

Posted by Steve Vondran | Nov 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

HELLO YELPERS!! We understand we are living in a point and click world where many people want instant gratification and to discuss their case with a qualified attorney.  We are very proud of the business we have created and due to our tremendous success since 2004 and our vast social media prese...

Protecting Pilot TV show ideas with copyright?

Posted by Steve Vondran | Nov 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

But I wanted to address one thing you said. You want to pitch the idea. Ideas cannot be protected. So yes, pitching is a risky business. The more detailed your “idea” is, the more it lands into being a completed work and subject to copyright protection. And, in fact, a completed script for a pil...

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...

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