Software Dissassembly

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Software Dissassembly

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Hi

I wrote some software for a customer through a 3rd party over a number of years, it was an ever moving goal post type thing but I got paid and all was ok.

A few months ago the 3rd party informed me that I didnt have to worry about the customer anymore as they've found another solution, this I thought odd but accepted.

Now the 3rd party are not providing me with access to the customers system to check how things are going and I'm thinking they've decided to get their own developers involved having dissassembled my code and taken it on for themselves in order to gain further income without my involvement.

There was no contract, no statement of ip / copyright etc but it was my code that they have (potentially) stolen.

Just wondering should the above be the case then do I have any course of action available to me.

Thanks

CM
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Wow - that's an really useful answer.

Based on my knowledge of the situation / software the 3rd party would simply be looking to decompile the code in order to add functionality to it based on requests from the customer.

The customer was particularly prone to wanting to change the way things worked which is why I'm of the opinion that the 3rd party has seen this as an opportunity to charge the customer themselves by making these changes.

I think I'll make further requests for access and perhaps float the idea that the reason that no access is being provided is that something untoward has occurred.

Thanks for you help.

CM
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