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What Is Software Forensics?
Software forensics is a branch of science that investigates computer software text codes and binary codes in cases involving patent infringement or theft. Software forensics can be used to support evidence for legal disputes over intellectual property, patents, and trademarks.
Digital forensics and computer forensics are both tools used to recover computer files. Digital forensics tries to find files that are the same, and software forensics examiners focus on function.
Software forensics is especially important in patent and trade cases. In these cases, someone might have copied another person's code, but rewritten that code in a way to hide the theft. A digital forensic examiner may not have the tools or capabilities to prove a crime occurred.
The following common terms are important to understanding when software forensics is releva
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A limited liability company, commonly known as an LLC, is a type of business structure that offers the pass-through taxation benefits of a sole proprietorship or partnership, as well as the limited liability advantages of a corporation. In order to form an LLC in Illinois, you are required to complete several important steps.
Decide on a Name
The first step when starting an LLC in Illinois begins with establishing a company name with the Secretary of State. You can choose any name you like, provided that it is not already taken. Check with the Illinois Secretary of State to see if your name is available. If it is available, you may wish to reserve your chosen name by filing Form LLC-1.15 with the Secretary of State Department of Busi
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Senior Debt: What Is It?
Senior debt is the debt that is paid back first if the borrower runs into trouble paying back debt. It's the lowest cost and most common funding available, often from a bank. Banks can lend money for a small percent, such as 2 to 5 percent, and in return, they get prioritized as senior debt.
Senior gets first priority and must be repaid first before any other creditors receive payments. These less important debts are called junior debts. Senior debt is typically from a bank and banks can provide you with lower interest rates (after all, they have all that "free" money that people put into their savings account that they can lend out).
This saves you big time when it comes to how much you'll pay in interest. Bank loans typically come with 2 to 5 percent in interest, whereas junior debt lenders come in at about 5 to 12 percent. As long as you make the required payments to banks on top
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What are Stock Appreciation Rights?
Stock appreciation rights are a type of incentive plan based on your stock's value. Employees receive a bonus in cash or equivalent number of shares based on how much the stock value increases over a set period of time - usually from the date of granting the right up until the right is exercised. People familiar with phantom stock will recognize the basic similarities between the two. It is important to note that unlike stock options, employees also do not have to pay the exercise price to receive the bonus in stock or cash.
Holding stock appreciation rights is not the same as holding shares of stock. Employees do not receive a share of equity when you award appreciation rights.
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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted in 1996 to protect workers and their families by limiting new employers from excluding coverage for preexisting conditions, banning discrimination against employees and their dependent family members based on any preexisting conditions, and providing new rights to individuals who lose their coverage to enroll in a group health plan.
HIPAA also protects patients’ paper and electronically stored medical information through the Privacy Rule and the Security Rule, which were implemented by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
HIPAA Violation Enforcement
The HHS, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is the HIPAA enforcement agency that investigates any complaints filed regarding HIPAA violations. If the OCR finds that a HIPAA violation has taken place, the OCR will d