Training Simulator Royalties...
I work for a company in a group of companies and I have been tasked with creating a Virtual Training Simulator for one of the other companies in the group that handles all the training.
The Virtual Training Simulator, basically simulates a branch and allows the clerks and managers to perform their normal daily branch tasks as well as access the test and training systems from inside the virtual branch while being exposed to a virtual branch and what happens in there.
The system will be deployed to the branches via a remote update system that I wrote but the Training company int he group will not be charged for the Simulator System itself. The Simulator System is an empty shell that uses a web-service to populate the virtual branch with other clerks and equipment and tasks and challenges. Instead the Training company will be charged for access to the system ... note that this is an internal charge amongst the group of companies.
I have read all the FAQs, and EULAs, and I am familiar with what systems must and don't have to pay royalties, but this seems like an edge case.
Will we have to pay royalties in this instance? Is this a case where we will need to negotiate a custom license?
asked Sep 21 '16 at 01:59 PM in Legal & Licensing
I believe this is royalty free. Because the product is customized for each "customer" I consider this work-for-hire, and revenue for work-for-hire is royalty free under the EULA.
answered Sep 21 '16 at 03:01 PM
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