4 tips for developers selling software

Say you’re a software developer and your customer wants to buy your app, do you know what you should be thinking about when selling software? Here are a few contract tips: Can you legally sell your app? Unless you have developed the code for the app from scratch and haven’t used any previous code ofContinue reading “4 tips for developers selling software”

Instagram’s revised 2013 Terms of Use and Privacy Policy may not be better

Two steps back and to the side Instagram revised its controversial Terms of Use after reviewing feedback on and criticisms about its proposed changes due to take effect in January 2013. Kevin Systrom published a blog post a few hours ago in which he included the following: Earlier this week, we introduced a set ofContinue reading “Instagram’s revised 2013 Terms of Use and Privacy Policy may not be better”

The Facebookification of Instagram’s Terms of Use

Update (2012-12-21): Instagram has published a revised version of the Terms of Use. You can read about the changes in our follow-up post. Instagram announced changes to its Terms of Use and Privacy Policy in an innocuous blog post on 17 December 2012: Our community has grown a lot since we wrote our original termsContinue reading “The Facebookification of Instagram’s Terms of Use”

The SA iTunes Store and your rights

Apple expanded the South African iTunes Store earlier this week with a fairly comprehensive music catalogue. The Store does not include TV series, movies and a meaningful bookstore. It also does not yet include a number of games and applications that are available in more complete stores like the US and UK stores. The SouthContinue reading “The SA iTunes Store and your rights”

New restrictions on intellectual property transfers outside South Africa

Michalsons Attorneys recently pointed out that the Currency and Exchanges Act was recently expanded to address intellectual property transfers outside of South Africa. The Act, through its regulations, requires any person wishing to export “capital” or any “right to capital” from South Africa requires permission from the South African Reserve Bank. Until recently, the definitionContinue reading “New restrictions on intellectual property transfers outside South Africa”

Excellent Ars Technica guide to Creative Commons licenses

Ars Technica (rapidly becoming one of my favorite news and information sources) has published a guide to Creative Commons licenses and Creative Commons licensed images in particular. The guide is titled “Creative Commons images and you: a quick guide for image users” – Here at Ars we’re big fans of Creative Commons, both the ideaContinue reading “Excellent Ars Technica guide to Creative Commons licenses”

Presentation on alternative licensing options for synch music deals

I was invited to participate in a panel discussion and make a presentation regarding a licensing framework known in the music industry as “music synch licensing” at the Moshito Music Conference underway at the Museum Africa in Newtown, Johannesburg. What is this framework about? Well chances are you encounter this form of licensing in actionContinue reading “Presentation on alternative licensing options for synch music deals”