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|Pirating and Using Software without A Licence: The BSA | The Software Alliance Case|
Bruno Verdon; Lavery, de Billy, L.L.P.;
September 12, 2013, previously published on September 2013The claims of the BSA | the Software Alliance (the “BSA”) against Quebec and Canadian businesses seem to be increasingly frequent.
|Massachusetts: New Tax on Computer and Software Services Sparks Battle, Confusion|
David M. Kall, Susan Millradt McGlone, Jeremy J. Schirra; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
September 10, 2013, previously published on September 5, 2013Industry leaders are seeking to override H.B. 3535, the Transportation Finance Bill, which made various computer and software services subject to sales tax. Additionally, guidance provided by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (the “Department”) and the volume of industry...
|A Practical Guide to Software License Agreements: General Indemnities|
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
September 2, 2013, previously published on September 3, 2013Software license agreements often include a provision — known as a general indemnity — that requires a party (usually the customer, but sometimes also the software vendor) to protect the other party against certain kinds of third party claims and liabilities. Customers should understand...
|No CPSC Enforcement Can be Admissible Evidence in a Products Liability Case|
Daniel J. Herling; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
August 30, 2013, previously published on August 24, 2013The role of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in product liability cases is often a two-sided coin. Evidence of a recall is sometimes allowed to establish notice of a defect though the standard to invoke a recall of a product is not the same as proving a design, manufacturing or failure...
|Digital Advertising Alliance Releases Guidance For Mobile Data Collection Practices|
Barry M. Benjamin, Jeremy A. Schachter; Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP;
August 13, 2013, previously published on August 9, 2013The Digital Advertising Alliance (the “DAA”) recently released guidance on the application of the DAA’s self-regulatory principles for online behavioral advertising (the “ Self-Regulatory Principles ”) to the mobile marketing environment, specifically mobile data...
|Massachusetts Enacts Sales Tax on Computer and Software Services|
Christopher M. Flanagan, Karl P. Fryzel, Rebecca Melaas, Nicholas V. Romanos; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
August 9, 2013, previously published on August 2013On July 24, 2013, the Massachusetts legislature overrode Governor Deval Patrick’s veto to enact a transportation finance bill (H. 3535) which significantly changes the application of the sales tax to the computer service industry in Massachusetts. Prior to the new legislation, the sale of...
|Computer System Design and Software Modification Services Now Subject to the Massachusetts 6.25% Sales and Use Tax|
Nicola Lemay, Sharon C. Lincoln, Earl W. Mellott; Foley Hoag LLP;
August 2, 2013, previously published on August 1, 2013Effective as of July 31, 2013, the Massachusetts 6.25% sales and use tax has been expanded to apply to certain types of computer system design and software modification services (“Computer/Software Services”).
|Version 1.4 of the Florida House of Representatives' Mobile App Now Available|
Colodny Fass Talenfeld Karlinsky Abate Webb P.A.;
July 26, 2013, previously published on July 24, 2013Available as of July 23, 2013, mobile device users are encouraged to download version 1.4 of FL House, the official mobile app of the Florida House of Representatives. The new version includes improved search functionality throughout the app, the opportunity to provide feedback, share bills via...
|Information Governance (IG) Programs|
Monica McCarroll, Stephen G. Test; Williams Mullen;
July 16, 2013, previously published on July 12, 2013As every contractor knows, the volume of Electronically Stored Information and Data (ESI) generated by a typical construction project has exploded. Yet many contractors have a hodgepodge of systems and practices regarding data management. In addition to the standard office products such as...
|Vermont: Sales Tax Moratorium for Remote Software Sales Removed|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
July 3, 2013, previously published on June 27, 2013Existing Vermont law (HB 528), which temporarily placed a moratorium on taxing remote software sales, is set to expire on June 30, 2013. Beginning July 1, 2013, certain remote sales of computer and similar electronic software will be subject to Vermont’s 6 percent sales tax. While many...