Cos. Using Open Source Software May Overlook Risks

Law360, New York (April 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Open source software is free to use, but can lead to costly problems for companies that fail to stay on top of what is going into their proprietary software products and the different conditions in open source license agreements.

Many intellectual property experts say companies are often so focused on the benefits of using open source software to get their products to market faster that they may be overlooking key restrictions in some licenses that could put companies at risk for copyright infringement or force them...
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