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Is it eligible to sell software that was developed by freelancers using Microsoft Studio? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I've ordered a freelancer to develop a software using Windows Workflow Foundation technology.
    He's using Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 Professional.
    And I don't have any Visual Studio license.

    After receiving the software, can I sell it to other people without having Visual Studio license? 
    Or I have to buy or subscribe to the same Visual Studio license in order to sell it? In case I have to buy one, which license I need to buy?

    Thanks and Regards,
    Loc
    Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:55 AM

Answers

  • If you wrote your contract with him so that it is a "work for hire", so that all of the rights transfer to you, then you should be able to do whatever he could have done with it.

    Tim Roberts | Driver MVP Emeritus | Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

    • Marked as answer by lehloc Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:18 AM
    Wednesday, July 1, 2020 2:53 AM

All replies

  • If you wrote your contract with him so that it is a "work for hire", so that all of the rights transfer to you, then you should be able to do whatever he could have done with it.

    Tim Roberts | Driver MVP Emeritus | Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

    • Marked as answer by lehloc Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:18 AM
    Wednesday, July 1, 2020 2:53 AM
  • Hi,

    Thanks for posting here.

    Sorry, this forum is only for discussing the technical issue, for legal issues, you could check with local legal experts.

    Best Regards,

    Drake


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    Wednesday, July 1, 2020 5:47 AM