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escrow

(security)
An arrangement where something (generally money or documents) is held in trust ("in escrow") by a trusted third party until certain agreed conditions are met. In computing the term is used for key escrow and also for source code escrow.

escrow

A legal device used in a construction contract whereby something of value is placed with a third party, acting as a trustee, to guarantee that conditions of the contract will be met.
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Genoa, Italy, August 06, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Global learning company, eXact learning solutions, has signed an escrow agreement with NCC Group, a FTSE 250 listed global expert in cyber security and risk mitigation.
In jurisdictions that view the scope of the fiduciary duty in this limited manner, the only way to require escrow officers to inform lenders of potential fraud is to include specific instructions within the escrow agreement or closing instructions.
Response: You raise an excellent point, and we fully agree that there should be language to this effect written into both the licensing agreement and the escrow agreement. We encourage beneficiaries to specify that the deposit materials include contact information for key programmers, who can maintain the code for their clients should their previous employer (the software vendor) go out of business.
Escrow agreements may amount to unprofitable contracts as they result in the disposition of potentially valuable rights.
The escrow agreement may place restrictions or limits on the seller's right to receive the escrowed sales proceeds.
1031(k)-1(g) (6) (the language of which is found verbatim in many deferred exchange escrow agreements), the early release may violate the escrow instructions.
Fannie Mae does, however, within the text of the DUS guidelines mandate that certain issues be addressed in the escrow agreements. Thus, it falls upon lender's counsel to develop escrow agreements that both incorporate Fannie Mae's requirements and provide sufficient detail to control the administration of these funds so that no questions arise in the future.
From supply chain applications to inventory management, accounting, customer service, or logistics, if you are in a contract management position involved with software licensing, you need to have a good working knowledge of technology escrow agreements. This article will focus on the buyers, or licensees, of software and how they can negotiate the best escrow agreement, starting at the RFP or "request for proposal" phase.
Do you handle escrow agreements for your software source code or intellectual property?