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New State Privacy Laws in Virginia and Colorado

New State Privacy Laws in Virginia and Colorado

August 2, 2021 at 3:37 PM - Privacy,

In the absence of federal privacy legislation and in response to growing public concern over businesses’ use of personal data here in the U.S., more states are filling the void that exists in the area of consumer privacy protection. Earlier this year, Virginia passed the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA), and more recently, Colorado introduced the Colorado Privacy Act (CPA) on July 7th, 2021. Both of these laws will take effect in 2023.

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10 Tips to Bolster a Licensee’s Source Code Escrow Protections

10 Tips to Bolster a Licensee’s Source Code Escrow Protections

July 8, 2021 at 12:45 PM -

When licensed software lies at the heart of a product or service, the licensee must consider how its business could be impacted in the event access to the software is suddenly disrupted (i.e., the licensor goes out of business). In some cases, the licensee’s contingency plan may include exercising a negotiated option to purchase a license to the software’s source code directly from the licensor; or if the software is easily replaced, finding an alternate vendor. When a source code license is not available and/or the software is not easily replaced, however, the licensee often considers a source code escrow arrangement.

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