Code and Copyright Law for Developers

Brad Frazer
9:45-11:00, Hatch B


This presentation focuses on the legal issues that arise when developing code, either for yourself, your boss or for your clients. It will cover: copyright basics as applicable to code; ownership of code; best practices in licensing; the latest on APIs; cloud issues; monetizing your code; and best practices to minimize legal liability when developing code for others.

Presenter Bio

Specialties: Cybersecurity, Cloud, Apps, Social Media, SaaS, Internet law, licensing, copyrights, trademarks, domain names, trade secrets, patent counseling, IP commercialization, M & A due diligence, international IP, tech transfer, DMCA, cybersquatting, phishing, CAN-SPAM, UDRP, software, open source, audits, web hosting, e-commerce, privacy, hardware manufacturing, and related litigation. Boise, Idaho native Brad Frazer is a 1985 cum laude graduate of Brigham Young University (Provo; National Merit Scholar) and a 1988 graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he earned a position on the College’s law review. After law school, he received his Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Utah. From 1989 to 1997, Brad was a commercial litigator at the Boise law firm Elam and Burke, becoming a shareholder in 1997. In 1997, Brad accepted an in-house position as Senior Intellectual Property Counsel with Fortune 1000 company Micron Electronics, Inc., and remained with Micron Electronics through its merger with Atlanta-based Interland, Inc., (now, the nation’s largest web hosting company, eventually becoming Deputy General Counsel to Interland. From June 2003 to February 2006, Brad was with MPC Computers, LLC, a major hardware OEM, where he also served as Deputy General Counsel and managed all Internet, IP, and IT legal functions. Brad is now a partner at Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley, LLP, Idaho's largest law firm. His practice areas include cybersecurity, Social Media ("SoMe"), Internet law, e-commerce, technology and software licensing, patent counseling, trademarks and domain names, copyright, Information Technology ("IT"), privacy, media law, computer law, trade secrets, and related transactional work and litigation. Brad's debut novel The Cure was just published by NYC-based Diversion Books.