What is Software Copyright?
Holding the copyright for software means that you have the protection of the law if anyone tries to steal your software.
Under copyright law, people must not:
- Copy the software for other people
- Lend the software to other people
- Rent the software to other people
- Install the software on a network when other users can access it (unless it is a special ‘network’ version)
The reason for this is that creating software can involve the work of many people and may take thousands of hours. It is only fair that all of this effort is protected