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Zagor Te-Nej

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Hi all, good to be here!

I'm trying to register a piece of software that I've developed.
So I'm interasted in legal procedure how to aquire copyright license. I mean whole procedure: registration of shareware, EULA...

If any of you had expirience with this kind of query, please post a link, or some info.
Everything will be appreciated.

Thank you again.. :tazz: Zagor

Edited by Zagor Te-Nej, 17 December 2005 - 12:26 AM.

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Moving to the Applications forum where the folks who know about software/applications hang out.

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take a look here: http://upload.it/sha...soft_000039.htm
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Thanks,

that helped a lot!

Appreciated, Zagor
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So I'm interasted in legal procedure how to aquire copyright license. I mean whole procedure: registration of shareware, EULA...


Depends where you live so far as Copyright goes. In the UK at least and probably most of Europe you get it automatically. In America it depends which state you're in.

The EULA is often skipped by end users and again in various juristictions its debatable as to whether it has any legs to stand on in a court of law.
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Hello and thanks for reply.

I live in Serbia (former Yugoslavia), have company registered in UK and trying to get copyright in US at U.S. Copyright Office.

Concerning EULA, you are wright, that I've noticed myself in last couple of days.

My dillema is:
Is there some kind of registration that I'm missing? Some kind of bar coding the product? Or software doesn't require that kind of registration and Copyright is enough?

Some people instructed me to visit the local chamber of commerce in UK, but it is hard to find reliable sources when you live in another country.

My question is simple:
Can you open a firm, build a web site, put the software on it and sell it (considering that you have aquired Copyright, Trademark, Patent for invented algorytms)?? Is something missing?

Please if you have some concret info, post...

Edited by Zagor Te-Nej, 20 December 2005 - 08:44 PM.

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Like I say, in the UK you own the copyright to the software automatically, you need do nothing else, though it wouldn't be a bad idea to be able to provide some proof in a court of law if it should ever get that far. No idea about Serbia though.

As to the question: Yes, you can open a firm (though you don't even need to do that technically), build a web site and sell the software on it but I would say that it will be your responsbility to research comply with any laws in the country you're in with regards to this.
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it will be your responsbility to research comply with any laws in the country you're in with regards to this.

Since my company is founded in UK (in your country) you are the best help I can find, with regards to this :tazz:

So If I understand you correctly there is no law issues to worry about in UK?

I've aquired the Copyright, Have a Web Site, curently testing my beta software...
So, I can go right to the selling?

Edited by Zagor Te-Nej, 22 December 2005 - 07:24 PM.

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