Saturday, January 30, 2010

Source Code Litigation, What's all the Hoopla?

More and more these days we are seeing attorneys discussing source code litigation on their websites. What is it and how can it help a person facing DUI charges.

Well, the long and the short of it is as follows: If you were arrested and chose breath as your test that machine uses software that runs the process. That software is at the heart of the "source code" legal battles, attorneys want the software codes and some manufacturers refuse to turn it over. The lawyers argue that the code is necessary to defend the client against the machine result. On the other side is the breath machine companies that argue it is proprietary and protected and that is the battle. We will see more on this topic in the future.