The first volume of the podcast series on IT law focuses on how a software idea can be legally protected. In particular, Prof. Hoeren explains the protection afforded by §§ 17, 18 UWG and the new European Directive on the Protection of Trade Secrets and sets out the requirements for confidentiality agreements (NDA).
In the second volume of the podcast series on IT law, the subject of discussion is the legal protection of software. Prof. Hoeren outlines the requirements laid down by the German Patent Act, the German Trade Mark Act and the German Act on the Legal Protection of Design. Moreover he comments on the protection offered by the Copyright Act and the possibilities to prevent circumvention of technological measures of protection.
The third volume of the podcast series on IT law provides an insight into how to prepare the sales of software. The focus is on contractual agreements regarding exploitation rights and on the legal consequences of missing contractual agreements.
In the fourth volume of the podcast series on IT law, Prof. Hoeren describes the structure of software assignment agreements in terms of formalities and content. He concentrates on their legal nature and evaluates typical contract terms from a legal perspective.