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What Is an End User License Agreement?

An end user license agreement (EULA) is a contract for the use of computer software.  When someone buys software, the vendor or software manufacturer also grants a license for use of the software that specifies limits on the use of the software, and can also include copyright notices, warranties, and limitations on liability.  Some license agreements also restrict the allowable methods for dispute resolution, allowing only arbitration.

How Is an EULA Accepted?

The EULA can be accepted in several different ways, and the manufacturer or vendor determines which method to use for their product depending on the way the software is distributed.  These acceptance methods include:

Do I Need a Lawyer?

The information contained in an EULA can be very confusing and contain many restrictions that you might not expect.  If you have been accused of violating an EULA, an experienced business lawyer can advise you of your rights and options.  If you need to create a license agreement for software that you have created, a lawyer can help you protect your rights under copyright laws.  A lawyer can also represent you in court if needed.

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Last Modified: 10-27-2011 03:59 PM PDT

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