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Internet Lawyer Resources For You

By Internet Lawyer
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Helpful resources from Internet Lawyer Mike Young

If you’re a small business owner with a website, I’ve created a special toolbox, that is, a section of resources to help you protect your company.

How do you access these resources?

Simply go to MikeYoungLaw.com and check submenu at “Resources” at the top of the page. Some direct links to these resources are also below in this article.

What types of resources are available?

  • There are free Internet business-related articles and downloadable special reports (PDF files) that are easy to understand. No complicated legalese.
  • You will also find a free Android app that makes it easy to access these resources using a smart phone or tablet when you want.
  • In addition, you can access a page containing links to resources many small business owners find helpful, such as 16 different types of freeware you can use to help you build your business.

What else?

  • There’s a convenient “Add to Contacts” link so you will have my contact info when you need it.
  • If you’re a do-it-yourself type of entrepreneur, there’s a bookstore section containing books written by me that you can get.
  • In addition to Website Legal Forms Generator software, these resources are another way to help owners like you reduce your risks while growing your business online.

Of course, do-it-yourself resources are no substitute for professional legal advice. If you can afford to invest in a qualified Internet lawyer, you should retain one to advise you based on your unique needs.

How to Pick the Right Software License Agreement

By Software Agreements, Software Lawyer

software license agreementWhen you develop software, you will want to have a software license agreement that defines how that software can be used.

Why?

This both protects your intellectual property and reduces the chances that your software will be misused. In addition, your software license, as a binding contract, can often limit your liability in case the software causes damage to a user.

Working with your software lawyer, the first step is to identify the type of software license agreement you want to use.

Software License Agreement Factors

Key questions to consider when determining the type of license that’s right for your software include…

1. Will your software be included in hardware (computer, tablet, smart phone, etc.), sold separately, or both?

2. Will the user have the right to re-sell, redistribute, or modify your software?

3. Do you want to keep the software proprietary or provide users with broader rights? For example, freeware, shareware, the ability to reverse engineer your software, or open source rights?

4. Does your software license include complimentary upgrades to new versions or are they sold separately?

5. Are you planning to make a profit from the software? If so, how? From sales of the software? Revenue from ads served by the software?

As you discuss these issues with your Internet attorney, it will become easy to identify the right type of software license agreement to use to protect you.

To get help from Software Lawyer Mike Young with your software license agreement, the first thing you’ll want to do today is set up a telephone consultation to speak with him.