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Michael servian

  1. 1. Comments on Michael in the Intellectual Property/Information Technology sections of various editions of the"Legal 500" independent guide to law firms: “very thorough”, “exceptional”, “a tremendous reputation”.VMUGWhose software is it anyway?12 March 2013Dr Michael ServianFreeth Cartwright LLPWhat will this talk cover?o Basic rightso Ownershipo Pros (and cons) of open sourceo Conventional licensingo Special “cloud”/“software as a service” issueso Using private devices for worko Can software be lawfully transferred?What is copyright?What types of works?What effort is required?Who owns the copyright?For how long?How does copyright arise?What infringes?What doesnt infringe?Is it safe to use open source software?What other rights might be relevant?What are the implications in this for software distribution?What establishes licence terms?What’s the extent of the licence?What other "legal stuff" is relevant?Is the cloud a good thing?How about software as a service?What issues arise with using private devices for work?Can software be lawfully transferred?Can this be lawfully avoided?michael.servian@freethcartwright.co.uk01782 202020

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