Software Warranties

April 13, 2012, 3:26 PM

Software providers are generally loathe to provide warranties, but at a minimum, a software provider should warrant that the software will perform in accordance with specifications agreed upon by the parties and the documentation that provided to you, be free from errors and defects that materially affect the performance of the software, and will not infringe the rights of any third parties. The term of the warranty with respect to performance should take into account the length of the installation period before the software is used in a live setting or not commence until you are using the software in a live setting. Otherwise, you run the risk of having the warranty period expire before the software is operational or shortly thereafter. --Nicole J. Harrell