Is your company legally licensed?
commitment to our customers.
at Minisoft know how important reliable, robust, terminal
emulation, middleware and electronic forms are to your business.
It’s also the main reason we continue to support,
maintain, and improve MS92, MS320, MS5250, MS3270, Javelin,
ODBC, JDBC, Middleman, Miniword, eFORMz, e-Direct, eVUE and
Who owns the software?
Computer software is intellectual property
that’s owned by the people who created it. Without the
express permission of the manufacturer or publisher, it is illegal to use
software no matter how you got it. That permission almost
always takes the form of a license from the publisher that
accompanies authorized copies of software. When you “buy”
software, what you’re really doing in almost every case is
purchasing a license to use it. Rather than owning the
software, you acquire limited rights to use, reproduce,
and distribute the program, according to the terms spelled out in
the license. Normally, a licensed copy of a program can be
installed and used on only one computer at a time, although
there are usually provisions allowing you to make a
“backup” copy for archival or disaster recovery purposes.
If you don’t comply with the terms of the license – for
example, by installing the same copy of a single-user
program on several computers – that’s software piracy. The
publisher can take legal action against you or your business.
The Software & Information Industry Association)
should you maintain legal licensing of Minisoft software?
times are tough some companies get lazy with their software
licensing. This not only hurts Minisoft it also exposes you
and your company to legal liability. Under "vicarious
liability" of the US Copyright Act, an employer is liable
for acts committed by its employees when those acts are within
the scope of their employment duties. A party who does not do
an infringing act but who aids or encourages it is also liable
for the infringement.
What are the civil penalties for copyright infringement?
Fines for this infringement can add up to hundreds of thousands of
Legally licensing Minisoft products is a fraction of this cost
and is worth the effort.
What are the maximum criminal penalties
for copyright infringement?
In the US, the infringer could be fined up to $250,000 and jail terms of
up to five years.
Minisoft licenses transferable?
(Call your Minisoft salesperson for your options.)
CUSTOMER is prohibited
from selling, leasing, sublicensing or
otherwise in any manner, directly or
transferring or disposing of the
LICENSED SOFTWARE (or any rights
therein or with respect thereto) in
whole or in part, or permitting
its use by any third person or
organization, and any of the
aforesaid acts by CUSTOMER, as well
as those by operation of the
law, shall be void.
offers annual contracts for product updates on all software
products. The purchase of a Minisoft software product is a
(Right to Use) software license of the released version at the
time of purchase. A
current support contract entitles you to any and all software
updates for the licensed product(s) specified in your support
contract. Software Updates are available from our web site,
www.minisoft.com , or a CD can be shipped upon request.
Included with the purchase of a support contract is the use
of our Toll Free 800 number, and support email. Days and
Hours of support coverage are Monday through Friday 7:30am
(Pacific) until 5:00pm (Pacific). When a
support contract is purchased or renewed, an update may be
downloaded from the Minisoft Website. In cases where a valid support contract expires,
back support is charged to bring the support account current.
How do you
make your licenses legal?
We make it easy for Minisoft and
WRQ’s Reflection users to
get their licensing legal. Just give us a call and talk with
your Minisoft salesperson. We promise that it will be easy and cost effective.
For organizations that have purchased companies with licenses
host or client based products we will usually re-license the
new company for the cost of support. (Costs will vary, based
on the status of the support contract of the former company)
Your solutions provider,
MS92 is a registered trademark of Minisoft.
The owners of the trademarks referenced herein are not
associated with, and do not sponsor or endorse, Minisoft or