Covering the full range of contracts for buying, selling, leasing and licensing hardware, software and services, this text provides legal analysis and step-by-step guidance to help readers handle: contracts for computer users and vendors; marketing arrangements; software development; maintenance; and licensing arrangements. A double-column format provides clause-by-clause examination of a wide range of documents, with background material and the full text of the agreement of clause under discussion. A complete primary source volume includes a glossary of computer terminology, pertinent statutes and regulatory materials, and selected cases. Potential benefits, pitfalls and problems in using various agreements and clauses are pointed out, and the work includes proprietary and financial considerations, important federal and state tax aspects, and protection of intellectual property and security rights. The price quoted for the work covers one year's worth of service (two updates).