Software Agreement: Can You Be Sued For Using An Old Software Version?

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software agreement licenseUsers of Adobe’s Creative Cloud were apparently told this spring that they couldn’t use older versions of the software. To do so, would violate the end user license agreements they agreed to when purchasing a license to use this software-as-a-service (SaaS).

If Adobe is correct, that leaves the users with two options:

(1) stop using the older version of Creative Cloud; or

(2) upgrading to a new SaaS version.

Of course, when one upgrades software to a newer version, there may be an upgrade fee for the new license.

When you sell or buy a software application license, it’s important to understand what’s being sold (and what’s excluded) from the transaction. Be sure to read the fine print of the application’s license agreement.

If it’s your app that’s being developed or sold, a good software attorney can prepare a software agreement that’s right for you. If you need help, schedule a phone consultation with Software Lawyer Mike Young.

What Is A Software Agreement?

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The term software agreement is a generic reference to many types of software contracts. The most common is an end user license agreement (EULA) between the licensor and the end user as the licensee.

However, there are other essential software contracts you will want to be familiar with if you own a software company, develop apps, use software as a customer, or are a software consultant.

Here are some of the popular types of app agreements you’ll encounter:

How do you know which type of app contracts you’ll need?

You can perform due diligence on your own by searching the Web (e.g. intellectual property forums) and hope you find the right answer. For example, it’s unlikely you’ll discover all of the legal differences involved with protecting a desktop application versus a mobile app or SaaS.

However, the easiest way is to speak with an experienced software lawyer who can quickly identify what you need and put together a plan for getting the right software licenses and other app agreements in place for your business.