This work is a comprehensive set of legal principles intended to guide the drafting of software contracts and assist in judicial resolution of disputes involving software transactions.
Robert A. Hillman, Cornell Law School
Maureen A. O’Rourke, Boston University School of Law
This volume covers standard-form agreements, warranties, and remedies, as well as definitions, scope, and general terms. It enunciates legal principles on issues posed by new technology and addresses matters that often come to state and federal judges without adequate guidance from state contract or commercial law or from federal intellectual property law. The work draws by convincing analogy on traditional legal doctrine that history has tested for efficiency and fairness. The Principles will aid lawyers, persons who are in the software business or who rely on software, and eventually common-law judges and legislators.
Principles of the Law of Software Contracts - Official Text
Hardbound | 1PLSCOT | 2010 | 308 pages | $87.00
This volume combines clear black-letter provisions with extensive explanatory Comments, clarifying Illustrations, and detailed Reporters’ Notes. The volume will be supplemented by an annual pocket part.
Chapter 1. Definitions, Scope, and General Terms
Topic 1. Definitions
Topic 2. Scope
Topic 3. General Terms
Chapter 2. Formation and Enforcement
Topic 1. Formation, Generally
Topic 2. Standard-Form Transfers of Generally Available Software; Enforcement of the Standard Form
Topic 3 .Contract Modification
Chapter 3. Performance
Topic 1. Indemnification and Warranties
Topic 2. Parol-Evidence Rule and Interpretation
Topic 3. Breach
Chapter 4. Remedies
Topic 1. Agreements With Respect to Remedy
Topic 2. Remedies in the Absence of Agreement