We publish and maintain a wide range of legal documentation for software licenses. We`ve listed the most important documents below, with links to website-contracts.co.uk and Docular: our ecommerce websites. While website-contracts.co.uk provides downloadable MS Word documents, Docular allows you to edit your document online before uploading it. You need to make sure that your software is used appropriately and that your customers appreciate a solid product. A software license comparison, often referred to as an « end user » license comparison, is a legally binding agreement between the owner of the proprietary software and the consumer. This section confirms that Licensor is the rightful owner of the Software and that no part of the Software is sold to Licensee. This is a pure license or authorization to use the software. Licensee also agrees to work with Licensor to protect the intellectual property of this Software for the duration of this Agreement. This includes protecting the Software, notifying Licensor of alleged or known infringements of intellectual property, and assisting Licensor in any claim or action in which Licensor attempts to sue third parties for infringement of Licensor`s rights in such Software. Effects of termination – What happens after the contract is terminated? Access to and use of software is especially important in a software license agreement, as software can be extremely easy to copy, duplicate, or transfer, unlike traditional business resources such as a physical computer or machine.
In order to control the value of the asset, licensors may contractually restrict the license granted to the licensee. For example, this software may be limited for use on (1) only on Licensee`s 10 computers or (2) for Licensee`s 30 employees, or (3) on an unlimited number of computers and users, but only in Licensee`s offices, or (4) on Licensee`s two computers and keep one copy for disaster recovery only. LegalNature allows you to customize the criteria for access and use of the software and to create your individual license. If the license grant does not contain any restrictions on the number of copies or access locations, you must allow Licensee to use an unlimited number of copies of the Software from any location. In addition to the number of copies or access to the location of the Software, there are certain general prohibitions with which Licensee must comply. This section sets out these prohibitions. Prohibitions generally protect the licensor`s intellectual property and include restrictions on common sense. For example, Licensee may not copy the Software, lend the Software without Licensor`s permission, reverse engineer the Software, circumvent the Software`s security measures, misappropriate Licensor`s intellectual property in any part of the Software, use the License in applications that could result in infringement or death, or use the Software outside the limits of the license grant in general. In the Enterprise licensing model, an enterprise can purchase a license that allows a set number of user rights. In such a model, a well-formulated license would at least explain what constitutes a user, how users can be added and removed, what rights users have over the different licenses granted, the cost of purchasing new users, and the cost of purchasing the first group of users.