Software licence agreement

This agreement may be used to regulate the licensing of software by one business to another.

The licensing provisions are relatively flexible, allowing for different types of licence and different types of licence restriction and prohibition. The document is however unsuitable for the licensing of source code; nor should it be used where the copyright in software is being transferred rather than licensed.

If you need a document that covers support and maintenance, as well as licensing, you should look at our software licence, support and maintenance agreements on Website Contracts.

*Buy a licence to use this software licence agreement without the credit/attribution text referring to Docular Ltd.

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Software licence contents

The principal provisions of this document are listed below, together with the question(s) that each seeks to address.

Term of agreement – When does the Agreement come into force, and when does it expire?

Software supply – How will the licensor deliver the software to the licensee?

Licence – What rights does the licensee have in relation to the software? Can the licensee sub-licence any of those rights? What specific conditions, limitations and prohibitions should be placed on the licensee?

No assignment of IPR – Self-explanatory.

Charges – What must the licensee pay to the licensor? Can the licensor vary the licence charges?

Payment – How and when must the licence charges be paid to the licensor?

Warranties – What assurances does the licensor give to the licensee in relation to the software. For example, does the licensor warrant that the software will not infringe any third party IPR?

Limitations of liability – To what extent will the potential liabilities of the parties under the agreement be restricted by reference to the type of loss in question?

Termination – In what circumstances may the licence be terminated by the parties?

Effects of termination – What happens after the agreement has been terminated?

General – General boilerplate provisions.

Our software licensing library

We publish and maintain a wide range of legal documentation for software licensing. We’ve listed the key documents below, with links to website-contracts.co.uk and Docular: our ecommerce websites. While Website Contracts supplies downloadable MS Word documents, with Docular you can edit your document online before downloading.

Title Description Get the document on…
EULA A EULA, which can be used independently or as an element of B2B licensing documentation. Get on Website Contracts Get on Docular
Software download terms and conditions These download T&Cs incorporate both sale and licensing provisions. Get on Website Contracts Get on Docular
Source code licence Where source code is being licensed, for example for a security review. N/A Get on Docular
Software licence agreement (basic) A straightforward B2B software licence agreement. Get on Website Contracts Get on Docular
Software licence agreement (standard) A standard length B2B software licence agreement. Get on Website Contracts Get on Docular
Software licence agreement (premium) A long-form B2B software licence agreement. Get on Website Contracts Get on Docular
Software licence and maintenance agreement (basic) The basic software licence with maintenance provisions. Get on Website Contracts Get on Docular
Software licence and maintenance agreement (standard) The standard software licence with maintenance provisions. Get on Website Contracts Get on Docular
Software licence and maintenance agreement (premium) The premium software licence with maintenance provisions. Get on Website Contracts Get on Docular
Software licence and support agreement (basic) The basic software licence with support provisions. Get on Website Contracts Get on Docular
Software licence and support agreement (standard) The standard software licence with support provisions. Get on Website Contracts Get on Docular
Software licence and support agreement (premium) The premium software licence with support provisions. Get on Website Contracts Get on Docular
Software licence, support and maintenance agreement (basic) The basic software licence with both support and maintenance provisions. Get on Website Contracts Get on Docular
Software licence, support and maintenance agreement (standard) The standard software licence with both support and maintenance provisions. Get on Website Contracts Get on Docular
Software licence, support and maintenance agreement (premium) The premium software licence with both support and maintenance provisions. Get on Website Contracts Get on Docular

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