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Does a Software Vendor’s Promise to Provide Upgrades Create a ‘Perpetual’ Contract?

Software runs many of our critical business systems. But what happens when the vendor responsible for the software decides to exit the market? Do customers have any legal recourse if they were led to believe product support would continue indefinitely? A state appeals court in Wisconsin recently addressed these questions, and found the customer’s options […]

Did a Dutch Graduate Student Steal Michigan Software Company’s Code?

Software development largely disregards national borders. Many open source projects have contributors in different countries, even different continents. But when legal disputes arise, borders suddenly matter again, since courts need to establish their jurisdiction over the parties involved. Recently, a federal judge in Michigan decided to exercise jurisdiction over a Dutch programmer accused of misappropriating […]