Software Law

Who owns the code?

Who owns the computer code is an important issue not just for employers but also IT contractors, who may utilise their own code libraries, and business associates embarking on joint software development projects.  This question can be critical when attempting to commercialise intellectual property, raise capital or applying for a government grant.

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What is a Software Development Agreement?

A software development agreement (Software Development Agreement) is a contract where one party (Developer) agrees to develop a software application for another party (Client).  Concise drafting is key in Software Development Agreements to ensure that the resulting software meets the Client’s requirements and also does not allow for scope to the detriment of the Developer. [Read more…]

Bespoke end user licence agreements for the iStore

When Software Developers (Developers) or their clients launch a new application (App) in the iStore, the default terms and conditions are Apple’s standard End User Licence Agreement (EULA).   However, a number of situations arise where it may be in the best interests of the owner of the App to provide their own EULA in place of the default one.   [Read more…]

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