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Drafting and Negotiating IT Contracts

By: Rachel Burnett, Paul Klinger
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Published: 31-07-2013
Edition: 3rd
Extent: 848
ISBN: 9781847667120
Imprint: Bloomsbury Professional
Dimensions: 248 x 156 mm
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About Drafting and Negotiating IT Contracts

“The invaluable guidance to be found in this book…must surely engender a 'must have' reaction from anyone engaged in the IT contracting process.” Geoff Shingles, CBE (from the foreword to this edition)

Drafting and Negotiating IT Contracts provides a perspective on IT contracts that is practical rather than academic, it contains an informed narrative designed to assist when negotiating a wide range of contracts, supported by an extensive collection of precedents. It ensures that those who have different objectives to achieve in agreeing the contract can all find their solution in this book.

Building flexible and safe contracts:
Drafting and Negotiating IT Contracts, Third Edition shows how building in flexibility is an integral part of constructing contracts. For practical help it contains:
• Explanations of complex legal concepts;
• Help in identifying the risk factors involved if various provisions are omitted or left unchallenged;
• Valuable template contracts are provided as starting points;
• Useful checklists to aid the contract drafting process;
• An accompanying CD-ROM allowing the book to be read and used in digital form, and ensuring easy access to the precedents.

Cloud computing and further updates:
This third edition is packed full of updates and new content, such as a new chapter that discusses the negotiability of contracts between cloud computing providers and customers, sections on software and digital business that cover the evolution of new forms of software provision, both on- and off-line, conventionally and as a service, as well as models for agile and traditional software development agreements.
Other updates include:
• Privacy in relation to e-commerce and websites;
• Compliance with data protection laws;
• Business continuity and disaster recovery;
• The impact of competition law.

Previous ISBN: 9781845920241

Table Of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 The legal context
Chapter 3 Principles of contract negotiation
Chapter 4 Construction of an IT contract
Chapter 5 Standard provisions
Chapter 6 Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements
Chapter 7 Computer product supply contracts
Chapter 8 Leasing agreements
Chapter 9 Distribution and reseller agreements
Chapter 10 Software licences
Chapter 11 Source code deposit 'escrow' services
Chapter 12 Software development
Chapter 13 Maintenance and support agreements
Chapter 14 Contractor and consultancy services
Chapter 15 Outsourcing IT services
Chapter 16 Cloud computing services
Chapter 17 Website development and support
Chapter 18 E-commerce
Chapter 19 Business continuity and disaster recovery agreements
Chapter 20 IT contracts and legal risk management
Chapter 21 Checklists
Chapter 22 Precedents


“The first go-to work for IT professionals, especially procurement or contract managers…It provides a very good bird's-eye view of the legal issues, as well as the more recent developments in IT itself.” –  Journal of International Commercial Law and Technology

“The style is very readable, the tone authoritative and the content topical and extremely helpful.” –  The Law Society Gazette

“A book whose practical utility cannot be underestimated.” –  The Commonwealth Lawyer

“This publication [is] one of the leading practical works, providing a universal perspective for readers active in the IT industry.” –  German-British Chamber of Industry and Commerce

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