Web and Software Development: A Legal Guide with CD-ROM

Web and Software Development: A Legal Guide with CD-ROM

by Stephen Fishman, Stephen Software Fishman, Stephan Fishman
     
 

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Protect your rights, and your hard work!
The laws covering website and software development are complex and confusing, but if you don't untangle them, it could cost you thousands of dollars in attorneys' fees and lawsuits.

Fortunately, Web and Software Development decodes this complex area of the law, thoroughly and in reader-friendly

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Protect your rights, and your hard work!
The laws covering website and software development are complex and confusing, but if you don't untangle them, it could cost you thousands of dollars in attorneys' fees and lawsuits.

Fortunately, Web and Software Development decodes this complex area of the law, thoroughly and in reader-friendly English.The book also provides contracts, agreements and legal forms on CD-ROM, with step-by-step instructions for filling them out, so you can protect your software and website without paying a lawyer's ransom.

Use Web and Software Development to learn:
  • what kind of intellectual-property protection you need
  • the strengths and limitations of each type of protection
  • how to avoid infringement
  • which provisions you need when drafting an agreement
  • how to obtain permission to use other people's materials

You'll find complete, step-by-step instructions to draft:
  • employment agreements
  • contractor and consultant agreements
  • web and software development agreements
  • license agreements

The 3rd edition is completely updated to include website development, as well as the latest in intellectual property law.

About the Author

Stephen Fishman received his law degree from the University of Southern California in 1979. After stints in government and private practice, he became a full-time legal writer in 1983. He has helped write and edit over a dozen reference books for attorneys. He is the author of Software Development: A Legal Guide, Copyright Your Software, The Copyright Handbook, Consultant & Independent Contractor Agreements, Wage Slave No More: Law & Taxes for the Self-Employed, and Hiring Independent Contractors: The Employers Legal Guide, all published by Nolo.

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Editorial Reviews

Jeff Duntemann
This book passes my own personal test for legal guides -- that it be easily readable for people who detest lawyers -- and passes it with higher marks than any other legal guide I've come across.
PC Techniques Magazine
Entrepreneur
Covers every imaginable detail important to such a rapidly growing and intangible medium.
John Dvorak
An amazing book! A must for anyone in the software business... Answers nearly every legal question you can imagine and some you would have never thought of. Highest recommendation!
PC Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873376457
Publisher:
NOLO
Publication date:
02/12/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
7.12(w) x 9.06(h) x 1.12(d)

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