Software audits: not a case of if, but when
Kathleen Melymuka, Computerworld, 06/12/2006
Robert J Scott, managing partner of US legal and technology services firm Scott &
Scott, gives a lowdown on how to handle software audits.
“There are two types of companies: those that have been audited [for software violations] and
those that will be.” So says Robert J Scott, managing partner of legal and technology services
firm Scott & Scott. Recent settlement fines for software licence violations have topped US
$500,000 (NZ$800,000), says Scott, and that’s only a small part of the true cost to an audited
company. Scott, who has extensive experience defending companies in software audits, spoke
with Computerworld’s Kathleen Melymuka about your rights and responsibilities.