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Abhimanyu Shandilya

Advocate and Legal Counsel
Exp
Kolkata , West Bengal

Specialization

  • Software License
  • Banking
  • Civil
  • Commercial
  • Criminal
I started my career with State Bank of India (SBI) and later worked for Infosys & Hewlett Packard (HP). I have extensive hands on knowledge and understanding of Corporate Legal Matters as well as litigation. Currently I am practicing in Kolkata & have my own law firm SHANDILYAZ ADVOCATES & COUNSELS View Full Profile
Total Answers Given : 418
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anil reddy s

proproitor
Exp
Bangalore , Karnataka

Specialization

  • Software License
  • Property
  • Adoption
  • Advertising
  • Debt And Lending Agreement
Total Answers Given : 14
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naidu n

Senior Legal Consultant
Exp
Hyderabad , Telangana

Specialization

  • Software License
  • Civil
  • Admiralty and Maritime
  • Banking
  • Consumer Protection
We handle following litigations: Admiralty & Maritime, Arbitration, Banking, Business , Company law, Civil , Construction, consumer law, Corporation, Partnership, Criminal, Finance, Foreclosure, Franchise Law, Government, Insurance, Revenue matters, Shipping, Real Estate, Family, Divorce et., View Full Profile

ROBERT D ROZARIO

Advocate High Court
Exp
Kolkata , West Bengal

Specialization

  • Software License
  • Civil
  • Financial Markets And Services
  • Intellectual Property, Copyright, Patent, Trademark
  • Landlord And Tenant
Corporate & commercial attorney specialized in Intellectual Property law, M&A Analyst, Finance and Financial Valuation Analyst, etc. View Full Profile
Total Answers Given : 776
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Chandrashekhar Vithal Jadhav

Advocate & Legal Advisor
Exp
Bangalore , Karnataka

Specialization

  • Software License
  • Civil
  • Property
  • Adoption
  • Advertising
Total Answers Given : 6
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Nayan Rajesh Mehta

Advocate
Exp
Rajkot , Gujarat

Specialization

  • Software License
  • Civil
  • Adoption
  • Debt and Lending Agreement
  • Landlord and Tenant
Best Lawyer In Rajkot View Full Profile

Varun Dharap

Lawyer
Exp
Pune , Maharashtra

Specialization

  • Software License
  • Cheque Bounce
  • Child Custody
  • Civil
  • Consumer Protection
An ambitious lawyer and hard working person with a practical hands-on approach. Detailed oriented professional who always works to achieve the best results. View Full Profile

Ambrose Leo

Adv.Ambrose Leo Associates & Legal Consultants
Exp
Bangalore , Karnataka

Specialization

  • Software License
  • Employment and Labour
  • Will
  • Government Contracts
  • Immigration
I have 45 years studies & 48 years total experience including 10 years in private sector 8 years Govt. of Karnataka, 30 years in Govt. of Maharashtra. 8 years as independent Advocate High court Bangalore, Mumbai & Nagpur in All Labour & Employment and Service Matters,,Family Court, NI, Prop .Ar. C View Full Profile
Total Answers Given : 1057
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Vedant Lakhotia

Legal Counsel
Exp
Kolkata , West Bengal

Specialization

  • Software License
  • Insurance
  • Divorce
  • Civil
  • Commercial
I have a positive attitude towards handling the case and give a very patient hearing to the clients problems. The solution provided by me is after considering the problem of the client to be mine own. Advice in the nature of hardcore professional is only given. View Full Profile
Total Answers Given : 826
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Ashish Dongre

Advocate
Exp
Mumbai City , Maharashtra

Specialization

  • Software License
  • Adoption
  • Maternity
  • Media, Communication, Entertainment
  • Police Laws
11 Years of qualitative experience in legal field, Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions, Specialization in Family law, divorce proceeding ,Property Matters etc.. View Full Profile
Total Answers Given : 327
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  • What is Software Licensing?
  • What are Software License Laws?
  • Which Specific Laws regulate software Licensing?
  • What is the Importance of Software License?

Enabling an individual or gathering to utilize a bit of software will be Software licensing. Almost all applications are licensed as opposed to sold. There are a wide range of sorts of software licenses. Some depend on the number machines on which the licensed program can run though others depend on the quantity of clients that can utilize the program. Most PC software licenses enable you to run the program on just a single machine and to make duplicates of the software just for reinforcement purposes. A few licenses additionally enable you to run the program on various PCs as long as you don't utilize the duplicates all the while. A software license (or software license in region use) is a legitimate instrument administering the utilization or redistribution of copyright secured software.

What is Software Licensing?


A software license is a legal instrument usually by way of contract law, with or without printed material governing the use or redistribution of software. Under copyright law all software is copyright protected, in source code as also object code form. The only exception is software in the public domain. A typical software license grants the licensee, typically an end-user, permission to use one or more copies of software in ways where such a use would otherwise potentially constitute copyright infringement of the software owner's exclusive rights under copyright law.

Software licenses are categorised as following-


  • Proprietary software is software which is the legitimate property of one party. The terms of utilization for different parties is characterized by contracts or licensing agreements. These terms may incorporate different benefits to share, adjust, and utilize the software and its code
  • A free software license is a software permit which gifts beneficiaries rights to adjust and redistribute the software which would some way or another be denied by copyright law. A free software permit awards, to the beneficiaries, flexibilities as consents to change or disperse copyrighted work.
  • Open source software alludes to any program whose source code is made accessible for utilize or change by clients and is made unreservedly accessible. Open Source empowers the clients to see and adjust the source code.

What are Software Licensing Laws?


There are no specific laws on software licensing in India. A computer Software Contract is governed by the principles of Indian Contract Act,1872. If the software is taken as goods then The Indian Sales of Goods Act,1932.
In the case of TCS the Apex Court considered computer software as goods. Even Intellectual Property once put into a media such as CD or DVD is considered as goods.

Specific Laws regulate software Licensing


Software licence are regulated by the Copyright Laws, Contract Laws, & the Trade Secret Laws.

  • Copyright’s Law – it has been framed in accordance with the changes demanded by TRIPS.
  • Contract Law- breach of contract under section 75 can secure the infringement under software licensing agreements. The infringement of the states of license is however subject to translation and rationale. The licensor however can secure such license by explicitly giving the terms and conditions under the assertion identifying with the rights and liabilities of the licensee and licensor himself. Just issue common in the viable market is the "standard terms" of the license which the licensee frequently overlooks while tolerating the license before downloading the software. The Indian courts have a cracked sentiment with respect to these STANDARD TERMS. Some have favoured the merchants and some have favoured the licensee
  • Trade Secret Law talks about protection of undisclosed information
  • Income Tax- software licensing, income emerging from permitting 'right to use' of Indian software purchasers is really offer of copyrighted article which does not include exchange of copyright and such receipt isn't royalty under Sec 9(1)(vi).

Importance of Software Licensing -


Businesses must be savvy in the licenses they purchase to ensure firstly they are using software legally and secondly, they aren’t paying for licenses that aren’t being used. By acquiring too many software licenses you’re wasting company resources, without enough you leave yourself liable to a potential lawsuit (which is quite costly). Finding the right license agreement can also make it easier to manage software in your company.

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