The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) and law firm Gilbert & Tobin have launched Software Legal Guide, a legal toolkit for software developers and suppliers.
Solution 6 managing director Becky McGaw launched the guide, which will be augmented by a series of practical legal workshops.
The guide outlines proactive steps that can be taken to exploit and protect developers of software and to reduce the risk of liability.
Gilbert & Tobin first developed the Software Legal Guide in 1993 as a legal toolkit for business, where it is considered to be the definitive guide for software legal issues. The guide has been substantially updated in preparation for its online release. The new version is more accessible, easier to search, quicker to reference and allows Gilbert & Tobin to update legal developments as they occur.
An example of the Software Legal Guide is available on the AIIA's website, http://www.aiia.com.au, which will be relaunched on August 8.