Yearly Archives: 2014

Technology Worldwide (TechWW) is a blog published by Shaked & Co. It provides periodic information and perspectives of interest to the international technology and business communities with respect to developments in technology law, licensing and intellectual property. Writers include S & C attorneys as well as guest contributors. TechWW does not provide legal advice.

Open Source – Not Open and Shut

Many companies (and their programmers) use open source code in their products without thinking too much about it. Open source code is often seen as a free public benefit – like water from a public fountain. Drink all you want – no charge, and no strings attached. Some companies may not even know which open…
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Protecting Confidential Info May Take More than One NDA

Parties to a wide variety of transactions routinely sign non-disclosure agreements – NDAs – before exchanging confidential information. Confidentiality clauses are also often part of software licenses and other technology agreements. However, as a recent decision from the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit shows, having a signed NDA isn’t necessarily sufficient to…
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Privacy Concerns in M&A Transactions

Consumer privacy is an increasing concern in many countries. On October 28, 2014, the US Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) announced that it had joined the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN), of which the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was already a member. The GPEN is a group of about 50 worldwide privacy enforcement authorities and…
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