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Licensing Services

LICENSING SERVICES

In the software licensing process, Dora Bilişim Teknolojileri investigates the software needs of its customers, examines the existing software and creates a licensing model in line with the interests of the customer. Software licensing is a serious business, a conscious licensing reduces the cost and greatly improves productivity in the future…

Computer software is under legal protection under the Law on Intellectual and Artistic Works.

Computer programs were taken under protection under the Law on Intellectual and Artistic Works No. 5846 by Law No. 4110, which entered into force on June 12, 1995 in our country, amending the Law on Intellectual and Artistic Works. With the latest amendments of 24 March 2004, the scope of the Law on Intellectual and Artistic Works was expanded and punishments were increased and deterrence was provided. In addition to this, computer software is protected by fines up to 3 years, which cannot be converted into alternative sanctions in accordance with the Articles 243 and 244 of the New Turkish Penal Code, which entered into our lives in 2004 under the name "Information Crimes". Reproduction, spreading, transporting and placing in the commercial position of unlicensed software constitute unfair competition act and crime in accordance with the New Turkish Commercial Code numbered 6102, adopted in 2011. In this context, a prison sentence of up to 2 years can be imposed. It constitutes trademark crime in accordance with the verb registered as the name of the software as well as the Decree Law on the Protection of Trademarks. In the event that unlicensed sales are determined by a court decision, buyers and sellers will face the "tax evasion" crime and penalties within the scope of tax law.

What are the Sanctions?

  • Up to 6 years imprisonment and heavy fines of up to 150,000 TL
  • Sealing, confiscation and destruction of unlicensed software, computers and technical systems
  • Temporary closure of the workplace
  • Profession and trade ban from 6 months to 3 years
  • Declaration of the court decision on crime in high circulation newspapers
  • High amounts of compensation that can be claimed separately for each software
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