Guest Column: Fifth Circuit prohibits software licensee's attorney from using licensed software
Posted Oct 27 2010 3:58pm
Can a software licensee allow its attorney to use the software for business purposes for the benefit of the licensee? A recent decision by the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit says no. You cannot grant third-party access to use the licensed software merely because that use is for your benefit. The case serves as a cautionary reminder that software licenses may be read strictly to protect against any unauthorized use.