Learning Objectives and Outcomes:
Analyze online software license agreements and prepare a recommendation regarding the type of license that is appropriate for a new software product.
Imagine that you are a paralegal in a software development firm. You’ve been given the task of making a recommendation regarding the type of software license agreement that should be used with your company’s new product offering. The product will be available for purchase online, and then instant download. It will also be offered via physical media which will be available in retail markets. In making your recommendation, you should consider all the types of licenses available and consider the delivery method. For each license type considered, provide the rationale behind why you selected or rejected that base license agreement type for your product. Create a report of your recommendation to be presented to senior management and the product lawyer.