The Tech Contracts Handbook: Cloud Computing Agreements, Software Licenses, and Other IT Contracts for Lawyers and Businesspeople

This user-friendly reference manual and training guide covers the four principal types of IT contracts: software license agreements and software ownership agreements; IP professional services agreements; cloud services agreements; and combination agreements.

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"From cloud computing environments to hardware and software products, proprietary and open source licenses, and technology professional services agreements, we increasingly live in a digital world governed by information technology (IT) contracts. The Tech Contracts Handbook, written by one of most experienced technology lawyers and educators, provides a concise, well organized, and clearly written guide for lawyers and non-lawyers alike who need to understand and negotiate IT contracts. The third edition provides up-to-date explanations and practical insights about how to navigate the evolving IT contracts realm. Highly recommended."
-- Peter S. Menell, Koret Professor of Law, Director and Co-Founder, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology

Now updated and expanded, this reference manual and training guide covers cloud computing agreements, software licenses, and other IT contracts. Written in a clear, plain-English, jargon-free style, this handbook is a complete resource for lawyers, contract managers, and anyone responsible for getting IT deals done. This bestselling book is by David W. Tollen, one of the industry's leading authorities on technology contracts.

Complete with negotiation tips, guidance on the business issues behind the terms, and sample contract language, the book covers all topics in technology contracts, including data privacy and security terms, warranties, indemnities, open source software, deconversion and transition, limitations of liability, SaaS escrows, copyright licensing, and service level agreements (SLAs).

This third edition provides a greater focus on data: on clauses addressing rights in data, privacy, control of data, and data security--some of the key concerns in IT contracts today. Updated to reflect current best practices in technology contracts, the book is offers increased discussion on a variety of other terms, payment clauses, including indemnities, and other liability-related terms. This handbook describes each clause typically found in a technology agreement, outlines the issues at stake, and offers negotiation tips and sample contract language. It addresses:

  • Software-as-a-service (SaaS) and other cloud services contracts
  • On-premise software license agreements
  • Software distribution contracts
  • Software ownership transfers
  • IT professional services agreements
  • And more

You won't find a more accessible, useful resource on IT contracts.

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