Category Archives for "General Licensing Tips"

Nov 04

When licensing software, should I require customers to activate my software evaluations?

By Mike Wozniak | General Licensing Tips

activation

There are many things to consider when creating a trial/evaluation version of your software application, including a standard cost/benefit analysis to determine if requiring your prospects to activate the evaluation version is something you should enforce. What are some general things to consider when creating an evaluation version? We previously touched upon some of the […]

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Oct 21

That’s a Wrap! Part 4 of 4: Applying the Finishing Touches to an End-User License Agreement

By Mike Wozniak | General Licensing Tips

finishing touches on a cake

Hard to believe, isn’t it? With this blog post, we’ve reached the final installment of our four-part series spotlighting the various important aspects of End-User Licensing Agreements (EULAs). In today’s closing chapter, Jordan Donaldson, a prominent Orlando, Florida attorney specializing in business and intellectual property law, discusses obtaining end-user acceptance of the terms of the […]

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Aug 18

Is it OK to Copy from My Neighbor’s EULA? (Yes. Really.) Part 3 of 4: Still more important considerations when developing an End-User License Agreement

By Mike Wozniak | General Licensing Tips

Leave It To Beaver cast members

“Boy, you really goofed it this time, Beav!” At SoftwareKey, our team famously prides itself on being up-to-the-minute with the latest trends in software licensing technology.  But we have to confess to the presence of a sole member of our support staff who has a particular affinity for television programs produced during the Stone Age — […]

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Jun 20

This Year’s (Licensing) Models: Short on Glamour, But Long on Imagination and Innovation

By Mike Wozniak | General Licensing Tips

Possibilities

The SoftwareKey System has been serving the needs of software authors and publishers worldwide since the dawning of the 1990s. You can imagine that after working with nearly 7,000 customers, we would have encountered nearly every possible scheme for licensing software. Just when we, too, think we have seen it all – customers and prospects alike […]

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May 01

Root Canal or EULA? Part 2 of 4: More important considerations when developing an End-User License Agreement

By Mike Wozniak | General Licensing Tips

frog with toothache

OUCH!  His aching tooth! We feel obligated to take a quick moment to offer our apologies for taking over a month to post the second installment of this series regarding End-User Licensing Agreements (EULAs).  It was all but forgotten until one of our staff members came to the office one morning with an excruciating toothache […]

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