This type of legal agreement can go under different names: Due to the potentially sensitive nature of sharing a license with someone, without retaining control of what that person is doing with the license, it is very common for developers who force users to accept the CAU before being allowed to install the software see. In the example above, z.B. the “Install” button is actually inactive until the “I agree” box is activated. This is what it looks like before a user agrees: a software license is an authorization by the owners of a software product that allows a customer to use the product. In the software industry, products are generally licensed, rather than sold – people who pay for the software rarely “own” directly. On the contrary, they acquire, under certain conditions, a license for the use of the product. The conditions are standard, although they are more favourable (as mentioned above) for the licensee. However, they are not unilateral and this proposal should make lengthy negotiations redundant. Clauses like these limit competition, promote and protect the proprietary characteristics of the application. Since your software application most likely also has copyrights and intellectual property rights, you should include a “use restriction” clause similar to the one mentioned above to legally limit the types of actions that others may take with or towards your software application. A CLA will only issue the licence, while the terms of use of the agreement will be more detailed and detailed on topics such as payment plans, confidentiality issues, third parties, fees and costs, dispute resolution, refunds, use of the associated website and will often include the ECJ.arbiter. In your CLA, you expressly license your customers to make it clear that the limited use license is revocable and non-transferable. Here you can also identify warranties, limit your liability, describe the rules and limits of use of the license and describe what happens if the rules are violated.

A software license agreement is a contract by which a copyright holder (conedant) concedes the use of one specific software to another (licensed). It may be useful to think of a software license agreement in a range ranging from an end-user license agreement (EULA) to a software development contract. EULAs apply to current commercial software, z.B. an operating system for a PC, video game or other PC application.