Dan developed a financial planning application. He gave copies to friends without a beta testing license.
However, bootleg copies of the software leaked out during testing.
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When Dan began to sell the app to the public, he had competitors who had ripped off and re-branded his beta versions.
Now what Dan should have done is have a beta testing agreement in place. That’s a license to protect Dan’s intellectual property during and after testing.