Mars v. Oracle: Not the Only Complaint Against Oracle Putting Its Auditing & Licensing Practices at Risk of Exposure
As we approach the five-year anniversary of Mars v. Oracle, it is important to point out that Mars v. Oracle is not the only important lawsuit filed against Oracle that put at risk exposing the systemic nature of the software giant’s abusive auditing and licensing tactics.
For our first post digging deeper into the public record of Mars vs Oracle, we discuss Oracle’s contractual right to unilaterally terminate software licenses.
As we approach the 5-year anniversary of Mars v. Oracle, we will be sharing our contemporary and in-depth insights regarding the lingering importance of that seminal matter. In the interim, please enjoy an article that we wrote in 2017 that is still as relevant today as it was the day we wrote it.
As the five-year anniversary of the date on which we filed the complaint approaches, we can’t help but reflect on the past while also looking into the future and ask: Why does Mars v. Oracle still matter?
We are thrilled to share some recent favorable coverage by various publications in the legal industry who have taken notice of our new “GigLaw” model as it coincides with the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic.
Companies should assume that software vendors will have a laser focus on aspects of noncompliance related to remote workplaces due to Covid-19. After struggling to win new business during the pandemic, software vendors will be on the lookout for ways to ‘exercise their audit rights’ and expand their revenue streams. Now is the time to prepare for inevitable software licensing audits.