User rights are similar to human rights but are what users of computers should be able to expect from the computer industry, especially creators of software. Some of these rights include:
- The right to know up front when software is being installed on their system.
- The right to use their computer resources (processing power, storage, and internet bandwidth) as they see fit.
- The right to be able to remove software from their system without paying or being forced to call an IT professional.
- The right to expect reasonable quality of computer software. Security problems with software should be repaired at no cost to the user and these software flaws should not be used to extort the user into purchasing an upgrade.
User rights are also used to describe what users can do when granted permission is considered to be their user rights to perform an action on a resource as listed as specific functions. These user rights include:
- Setting or modifying permissions
- Taking ownership