Copyright law in a wrong direction

Did you think you own the rights to software developed specifically for you? In a judgment from the Oslo District Court from October last year (reference TOSLO-2020-176499), it was stated that a customer who ordered fully paid development of software from a consulting company did not receive exclusive rights to what was developed. Although the agreement between the parties stated that the customer should have “ownership of what was created”. In our opinion, Oslo District Court is heading in a wrong direction, writes Hanne Heltne, partner in CLP and Miriam Maria Biermann, associate lawyer in CLP in an article published in Finansavisen on June 7, 2022.

Read the article here (in Norwegian).