The President’s Report, for September, has been published today.

The total number of responses to the Microsoft Software Contracts Survey was 218. Many thanks! A summary of the results will be e-mailed to all respondents next week.

Socitm has reached an amicable settlement with a communications consultancy that infringed its copyright by quoting extensively from Better Connected in a report commissioned by a leading local authority.

The consultancy was not entitled to access the Better Connected report because it was not a subscriber to Socitm Insight. In addition, no permission was sought to quote from it.

The consultancy has agreed to take out a subscription to Socitm Insight and to pay Socitm's legal costs. Socitm decided to take action and make the issue public in order to deter others from attempting to benefit from intellectual property acquired illegally.

David Houston has done a great job in finalising the new membership model paper. This will be available to Members, for the Conference EGM vote, together with the proposed revisions to the Memorandum & Articles of Association, early next week.

I’m pleased to be able to report that Paul Murphy, MP, Secretary of State for Wales, and Minister for Digital Inclusion, will be speaking at the Socitm Conference on the Monday morning (13th October).

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