Eli Greenbaum has authored the Israel chapter in the International Free and Open Source Software
Law Book published by the Free Software Foundation – Europe. The chapter analyzes legal issues
raised by open source licenses under Israeli statutory and case law.
This update summarizes draft guidelines released by the Database Registrar in respect of the collection and use of personal data provided by job applicants to companies providing pre-employment evaluation and screening services. If the guidelines are released in their current form, they will impose substantive obligations on employers who refer job applicants to these screening agencies.
This memo provides a general introduction to open source software, addressing some terms in open source licenses that commercial entities may find problematic, recent case law in Israel enforcing an open-source license, and the issues raised by open source licenses in investment and other corporate transactions.
The Law prohibits dissemination of commercial e-mail advertisements, as well as other forms of electronic advertisements, without the recipient’s prior express consent.
The article discusses the role of the Office of the Chief Scientist (“OCS”) of the Israeli Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor and its many programs, and the effect of the Law for the Encouragement of Industrial Research and Development, 1984, as amended (the “Law”) on the success of the high tech sector in Israel.