Licensing Terms & Descriptions


The topics consist of clauses that generally appear in licensing agreements. Each topic consists of a discussion of the general issues raised by the subject, as well as some general advice to consider when negotiating the particular clause. Following the general discussion are examples of specific contract language relating to the topic that have appeared in actual licensing agreements, along with a discussion of the examples.

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Authorized Uses of Digital Information
Overview || Examples
Monitoring Use: Maintaining Security and Protecting Privacy
Overview || Examples
Performance Obligations of Licensors
Overview || Examples
Payments, Fees and Costs
Overview || Examples
Term and Renewal
Overview || Examples
Overview || Examples
Warranties, Indemnities and Limitations of Liability
Overview || Examples
Force Majeure
Overview || Examples
Remedies; Governing Law; Dispute Resolution
Overview || Examples
Overview || Examples
General Clauses
Amendments, Assignment, Complete Agreement,
Notice, Waiver, Severability, and Signature Authority

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