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Software Development Agreement

Software Development Agreement

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Last updated December 2018
Last updated July 17, 2020
Suitable for all Australian states and territories
Suitable for all Australian states and territories

A software development agreement is an agreement where a developer agrees to develop a software application for another party.

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Document Overview

This document sets out the terms under which a developer creates and transfers customised software to a client. This agreement is suitable for specific or customised software development between a developer and customer. 

Use this Software Development Agreement if:

  • You want to clearly establish the rights and responsibilities of the software developer and the customer.
  • You want to guarantee that the software created adheres to the requirements of the customer.
  • You want to ensure the software developer is not infringing on any third party’s intellectual property rights.
  • You want to protect the intellectual property being developed for this software application.

What does this Software Development Agreement cover?

  • Background
  • Development of software
  • Development fees
  • Installation of software
  • Acceptance testing
  • Termination
  • Liability
  • Implied terms and consumer guarantees 
  • Confidentiality
  • Privacy
  • Copyright indemnity

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