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Seminars aim to clarify licence issues

Nick Huber

IT managers can get a free refresher course in the complexities of software licensing next month.

Morning seminars on licensing are being held by Out-Law, the publishing division of law firm Masons, in London, Manchester, Edinbugh and Glasgow on five dates in November.

The seminars are for people who develop software or those who instruct developers.

They will explain the essential elements of a software licence; what managers need know about open source software, freeware and shareware; and what the small print in a software licence really means.

The events will also cover recent developments on European patents.

Explaining the need for the seminars, Struan Robertson, an IT lawyer at Masons, said SCO's claim that it owns the rights to code used in some forms of open source software had created confusion and concern among businesses about software licensing.

To book a place on a seminar, go to:
www.out-law.info


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