July 16, 2012 |

Computer License Scope

Our client received an audit letter from a major software company asserting that the client’s usage of a certain product was a violation of the license terms. The issue was not unauthorized copying of the software (an issue I have handled for other clients). Rather, the letter contended that the solution was new licenses, which would allow access from anywhere in the world, with a cost in excess of $1 million. After a few negotiation sessions and a careful review of the original licensing documents the matter was resolved by an apology letter from the software company.