Recent Disputes Focus on Software Licenses

, New York Law Journal


In their Technology Law column, Richard Raysman, a partner at Holland & Knight, and Peter Brown, the principal at Peter Brown & Associates, discuss some of those recent software license disputes, including: whether copying the licensor's software by a third party that provides "support services" infringes on the licensor's copyrights; if a criminal racketeering statute designed to prevent a pattern of continuing malfeasance can be used against a purportedly violating software licensee; and if a licensee affiliated with Alaska Indian tribes can assert sovereign immunity when it breaches the license.

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