International Journal of Computer Applications
In conventional requirement engineering functional requirements are much focused. If non-functional requirements including cyber space issues are not specified in advance, software will be a matter of cyber accident affecting the society and economy. The greatest threat of risk to software industry, engineering process and education is due to lack of future imagination and inability to understand strongest bond established between software engineering discipline and legal issues of the cyber space. It is very high time to address the legal issues in software industry, Software Process Model (SPM) and software education. This paper focuses its work on critical legal issues namely Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Cyber Law (CL) as key quality determining factors in the software process model and hence in Industry.