Book Title:

Web & Software Development: A Legal Guide (Paperback)
by Stephen Fishman

Editorial Reviews:

John Dvorak, PC Magazine

An amazing book! Answers nearly every legal question you can imagine and some you would have never thought of.


Covers every imaginable detail important to such a rapidly growing and intangible medium.

Jeff Duntemann, Editor, PC Techniques Magazine

This book passes my own personal test for legal guides – with higher marks than any other legal guide.

Book Info

A must for anyone in the software business. Covers every imaginable detail important to such a rapidly growing and intangible medium. Softcover. CD-ROM included.

About the Author

Stephen Fishman received his law degree from the University of Southern California in 1979. After stints in government and private practice, he became a full-time legal writer in 1983. He has helped write and edit over a dozen reference books for attorneys. He is the author of Software Development: A Legal Guide, Copyright Your Software, The Copyright Handbook, Consultant & Independent Contractor Agreements, Wage Slave No More: Law & Taxes for the Self-Employed, and Hiring Independent Contractors: The Employer’s Legal Guide, all published by Nolo.

Product Description:

Protect your rights, and your hard work!

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:

* employment agreements

* contractor and consultant agreements

* development agreements

* license 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.