Software Law

Nowadays, it would be unthinkable to live in a world without software. Software law is important for  both software developers and software users.

The ‘Auteurswet’ (Copyright Act) specifies who owns certain software. In practice, however, it is not always clear who owns the software and thus owns the copyrights. Software developers who sell their product, often want to retain their copyrights. This limits the possibilities for software users to change the software. It becomes even more complex when a user wants to develop (own) software. Who will then get the copyrights?

To limit your risks, it is important to decide beforehand who will get the copyrights. Law & More can advise you on software law and can answer your questions with regard to this field of law.