I have a question -
Does anybody actually read License Agreements in their entirety before clicking Agree and Continue?
You either use it or don't.
If reading reading them could change your decision, don't use it.
that is always a fun one. The job requires it so just get on with it and hope that the boss read it.
As the person working on the other end of the spectrum (CAD customer service), having read the end user license sometimes comes handy, especially when dealing with draftsight std/prem/pro customers.
A software license agreement is the legal contract between the licensor and/or author and the purchaser of a piece of software which establishes the purchaser's rights. A software license agreement details how and when the software can be used, and provides any restrictions that are imposed on the software. A software license agreement also defines and protects the rights of the parties involved in a clear and concise manner. Most of software license agreements are in digital form and are not presented to the purchaser until the purchase is complete.
A free software license agreement gives the purchaser the rights to modify and redistribute the software and related components, while a proprietary software license agreement forbids this. Software companies also make special license agreements and warranties for large business and government entities that may be different from those provided to the general consumer.
Most of the time, a license agreement is enclosed within the software package, and can't be accessed by purchaser until the purchase is complete. License agreements generally also contain warranty provisions and patent information. Certain agreements make it necessary for the purchaser to sign and/or mail back the agreement. However, the purchaser can decline the software license agreement, thus surrendering his or her right to use the software.
One thing that has come apparent in the last few years is that companies do put things in agreements that just don't stand up to the local law when tried in court.
The EU region appear to have tighter laws when it comes to general rights than many other regions around the world.
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