You think you know Business Software Licensing, but here is a trio of things you may not know.
- Why do I need a business software license?: Business software licensing authorizes you to use software code that someone else owns. If your business uses more than one workspace, chances are you’ll need software at multiple locations. Licensing ensures that you have the right to use software codes when and where you need them. Licensing equals compliance, which means you have proof that each of your users or machines has the rights to the software codes you purchased.
- So how does it work?: Business software licensing is complex and fully understanding it requires extensive research and a lot of time. Here’s a basic rundown, to save you a few hours. The person that writes a software code is typical that code’s owner. If you want to use his/her code, you need permission. Not only do you need permission, the law states you must also show proof of that permission. That’s where licensing comes in handy. Whenever you use code that you did not write, a software license proves you, or your company’s specified users, have the legal right to do so.
- What is usually covered under software licensing?: Great question. Most business software licensing describes, in detail, what permissions you have. Your license will provide information such as how long you have the right to use the software codes, locations allowed to use the software, which users have rights and the cost of using the codes.
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