- Password Sharing for Proprietary Database Leads To Large Damage Award
- February 16, 2011 | Author: Kathryn L. Ossian
- Law Firm: Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. - Detroit Office
Today, many applications and databases are offered to end users as subscription services accessible via the Internet. To use these services, a user pays a license or subscription fee and has a unique login and password to access the services. Sharing that login and password information with third parties can result in hefty legal liability, as illustrated by a recent decision by a federal court in Maryland.
If your organization uses fee-based subscription services, make sure you are complying with the terms and restrictions of the governing agreement. If you are a provider of subscription services, make sure you are monitoring and auditing users to detect non-compliance.