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Open Source Code

Open source code is popping up everywhere. Many misconceptions exist and intellectual property and market opportunities might be put at risk if you do not have an appropriate strategy towards open source. We can advise you on the use and licensing of open source code, particularly in the following scenarios:

  • The transactional context: Problems arising in outsourcing, mergers, acquisitions, restructurings etc.
  • The use context: Technology companies using open source code offered by others.
  • The 'change of business model' context: Software companies moving towards offering their own software as 'open source code' due to market demands or considerations.

Our thorough understanding of open source licenses, technologies and industry trends means that we can review your existing policies and work with you to craft robust processes and policies for the usage of open source code such as:


  • Policy on open source code usage
  • Process description on how IT managers, developers, etc. must obtain approval from legal departments for particular open source usage
  • Summary charts on compliance requirements under existing source licenses to assist in-house counsel in the approval process
  • Counsel on particular problem situations e.g., how a certain code may be or may not be deployed and the repercussions under a particular license agreement

Five years after the ALRC recommended that mandatory data breach notification obligations be included in Australian privacy laws, the Privacy Amendment (Privacy Alerts) Bill 2013 which addresses this recommendation, was tabled in Parliament on 29 May 2013.
The Australian Information Commissioner has issued draft Australian Privacy Principle Guidelines that provide important insight to how the new Australian Privacy Principles apply to offshoring of IT services and functions.
Social media – can you think of an organization that doesn't use it? While the benefits of using various platforms are widely recognised, more than ever the legal and commercial risks of using social media can be critical ones. Managing those risks can depend on the industry that you are in and the use you want to make of it. We know that clients around the world are interested in understanding collective experiences of risk and compliance when using social media. Collective experience is a powerful tool in addressing the compliance conundrum and making sense of how to prioritise effort and focus. If you would like to participate in our global survey, please click here.
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We started with a vision of going global and were in eight countries before our 10th anniversary. Today we have 75 offices in 47 countries -- including the emerging markets so important to the growth of your business.
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