Software developers, like other creators, ideally, should be able to; exercise full ownership/legal rights over the software they have created, restrict the use of such software. However, this is not usually the case as we find that the type and components of the software developed would generally determine the legal rights enjoyable by the developer.
In this Part B of our four-week series on the regulatory framework for software licensing, we examine one of the two broad categories of software licensing, Proprietary License/Non-Open Software, setting out the legal rights attached to such software license. We also review the components of an End User Licensing Agreement which is the instrument that guides the use of proprietary software. Please click below to access the full publication and we hope you find it an enjoyable read.