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 & 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 & Software Development to learn:
*what kind of legal 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:
*contractor and consultant agreements
The 4th edition offers a new section on one of the hottest topics in web and software development: open source, including licensing, liability for end users and the battle over Linux.