The Tech Contracts Handbook: Software Licenses, Cloud Computing Agreements, and Other IT Contracts for Lawyers and Business People
Now updated and expanded, this simple reference manual and training guide covers cloud computing agreements, software licenses, and other IT contracts. Written in a clear, plain-English style, this bestselling handbook is a complete resource for lawyers, contract managers, procurement officers, and other business people–anyone responsible for getting IT deals done. It’s by David W. Tollen, one of the industry’s leading authorities on technology contracts.
The Handbook provides guidance on the business issues behind the terms, as well as negotiation tips and sample contract language. And it covers all the key topics in technology contracts.
This third edition gives readers new and expanded best practices for data: for terms on privacy, data security, and control of data–some of the key concerns in IT contracts today. The third edition also takes a closer look at several other terms. But it retains the simplicity and brevity that made The Tech Contracts Handbook a bestseller. Topics include:
- Software-as-a-service (SaaS) and other cloud subscriptions
- Limits of liability
- Service level agreements (SLAs) and warranties
- Open source software
- On-premise software distribution contracts
- Technology escrow and SaaS step-in terms
- SaaS transition and deconversion
- Intellectual property licenses
- Internet and e-commerce
- And much more
You won’t find a more accessible, useful resource on IT contracts.
David Tollen’s The Tech Contracts Handbook is a comprehensive yet concise summation and discussion of the principal issues involved in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating technology agreements. The book’s insightful analysis of indemnities as well as data management privacy and security is especially helpful given the ever-increasing importance of these issues in today’s technology agreements.–H. Ward Classen, Author of The Practical Guide to Software Licensing and Cloud Computing
From cloud computing environments to hardware and software products, proprietary and open source licenses, and technology professional services agreements, we increasingly live in a digital world governed by information technology (IT) contracts. The Tech Contracts Handbook, written by one of most experienced technology lawyers and educators, provides a concise, well organized, and clearly written guide for lawyers and non-lawyers alike who need to understand and negotiate IT contracts. The third edition provides up-to-date explanations and practical insights about how to navigate the evolving IT contracts realm. Highly recommended.–Peter S. Menell, Koret Professor of Law, Director and Co-Founder, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, UC Berkeley School of Law –This text refers to the paperback edition.