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New Treatise! Technology Transactions: A Practical Guide to Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Agreements

Technology Treatise Practising Law Institute (PLI) has announced the release of their newest Treatise title, TechnologyTransactions: A Practical Guide to Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Agreements.

In a world that is increasingly focused on technological innovation, Technology Transactions: A Practical Guide to Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Agreements provides the reader with the tools necessary to draft, review and negotiate technology transaction agreements with the confidence that he or she is properly addressing the most important issues.

This comprehensive title walks the reader through the major legal considerations that surround any technology transaction, including knowledge of the:

  • Intellectual property basics
  • Regulatory framework of the Internet and domain name system
  • Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Technology Transactions also provides a complete discussion of the many privacy considerations that must be kept in mind in an agreement to leverage any emerging technology. Considerations under the following statutes are discussed:

  • The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
  • The Childrens Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA) as well as the many protections that are afforded to international data transfers

The first eight chapters of Technology Transactions discuss specific types of commercial agreements often used in technology transactions, including:

  • Software license agreements
  • Software development agreements
  • Reseller agreements
  • Cloud computing agreements
  • Domain name transactions
  • Technology licensing and IP-centric joint ventures
  • Technology escrow agreements
  • Non-disclosure agreements

Technology Transactions provides practical examples, including nine form agreements, as well as practice tips on how to avoid common and uncommon legal traps for the unwary.

If you’d like to order Technology Transactions: A Practical Guide to Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Agreements, please email the PLI Library Help Desk or call 877-900-5291.

PC World: The 25 Worst Tech Products

PC World has an interesting list of “The 25 Worst Tech Products of All Time.” Librarians being the charge leaders in this new age of technology and gadgets, I thought you might find it interesting to take a look back at those technological advances that almost made it but, for whatever reason, didn’t quite get off the ground.

Article here.

Catalog Your Own Books At Home: Fun and Geekily Awesome

Check out IBM’s new application sMash. Allows you to catalog your private collection in a way that makes sense to you.

Search in vain for the John Grisham you borrowed from your neighbor and never returned no longer!

(Warning: A bit complicated to get started; to get things to work you’ll either need WebSphere sMash or Project Zero– links are provided to download both, but the tutorial assumes you already have these on your computer and therefore a basic knowledge of one or the other.)