It’s hard to believe there once was a world without software. Programming code has worked its way into every aspect of human activity from jogging to designing a new kitchen to securing our national defense. The rapid development of software and programming over the last four decades has created new rules and laws that regulate the creation and protection of software. The result is an incredible amount of pressure on developers to get to beta (and beyond) ASAP. In the rush to launch, don’t lose track of important legal and business issues. This section can help you chart the right legal course for your software application.
Software and Application Development Agreements: Protect Your Copyright
Software development agreements are important for clarifying your rights and obligations.
How to Register Copyright for a Software Application
Learn how to copyright software using Form CO.
How to Register Your Software App Name as a Trademark
Before you register the name of your application or software program, you should consider two preliminary issues:
When Do You Need a Copyright Notice on Websites (And Where Do You Place It)?
How to best use a copyright notice to deter infringement of your website content.
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