Software Licensing Agreements Guidance

While no checklist can be an exhaustive list of issues that a software license agreement will address, it can serve as a starting point for finding a software license agreement and verifying software contracts in general or preparing a draft software license agreement. A typical software license grants the licensee, usually an end user, permission to use one or more copies of the software in such a way that, otherwise, such use could constitute an infringement of the copyright of the software owner`s exclusive copyright. Software maintenance and support services may be optional or mandatory for the duration of the software license, at the customer`s option. Software vendors generally agree to only offer software maintenance and support for a limited time. Licensing per server, CPU, or points, regardless of the number of users, is a common practice, as are localization or enterprise licenses. Sometimes one can choose between a permanent license and an annual license. Perpetual licenses often require one year of maintenance, but maintenance renewals (subscription renewals) are reduced. there is no renewal for annual licences; A new license must be purchased at expiration. The license can be host/client (or guest), voicemail, IP address, domain, etc., depending on the use of the program. Additional users are allowed by extension pack (z.B.

up to 99 users) which contains the base pack (z.B. . . .