Research guides

Principles of the Law

Software Contracts

Principles of the Law of Software Contracts "apply to agreements for the transfer of software for a consideration. Software agreements include agreements to sell, lease, license, access, or otherwise transfer or share software." Principles of the Law of Software Contracts § 1.06 (2010).

Jenkins has access to the Principles of the Law of Software Contracts in print, on the library's Westlaw computers, and on the member database HeinOnline. Drafts and case annotations may also be available. See below to find out more about this Principle of the Law and how to access it.

Member Databases

The member database HeinOnline includes access to the Principles of the Law and their annotations. Many drafts may also be available on HeinOnline. Members must be logged in to jenkinslaw.org to access this database. HeinOnline is also available in the library. See below for more information.

Principles of the Law of Software Contracts

        • Direct Access: Software Contracts
        • Once in HeinOnline, select American Law Institute Library > Restatements & Principles of the Law > Software Contracts
        • Drafts are located below the official text. Includes Preliminary, Council, Discussion, Tentative, and Proposed Final Drafts.

Onsite Westlaw

Westlaw, available in the library, includes access to the Principles of the Law. When available, case annotations follow the text of the Principle section. Westlaw indicates the currency of these annotations in the update information found above the Principle section. Select drafts may also be available.

Principles of the Law of Software Contracts

        • Available on the library's Westlaw computers.
        • Once in Westlaw, from the Content types tab, select Secondary Sources > Restatements & Principles of the Law > Principles of the Law of Software Contracts
        • Archive materials also available. From the Software Contracts table of contents page, see Principles of the Law of Software Contracts - Archive located under "Tools & Resources" (on the right). The Archive materials include the superseded Proposed, Tentative, and Discussion Drafts of the Principles of the Law of Software Contracts.

Print

Jenkins collects the Principles of the Law in print format. Select drafts may also be available in either print or microfiche format.

Principles of the Law, Software Contracts American Law Institute
(KF905.C6 P75 2010)

        • Jenkins has select drafts on microfiche in the library. Search the Jenkins' catalog for "American Law Institute" "software contracts" draft* for a full list of available drafts.