Who is an end user?
An end user is the entity which the software is licenced to (by the software developer or publisher), and is commonly referred to as a customer. The end user can be a client of a company, a company itself or its employees (in some cases, both).
An EULA can also be used alongside another software licence type that a developer or publisher can have with a company. If used this way, there can be additional safeguard against employee software misuse.
What are the benefits of an EULA? (End User Action)
An end user might attempt to bring a legal claim against the developer/publisher, in the event that there may be bugs or other alleged issues (that at times can relate to misuse); having an EULA protects the developer should this occur.
Acceptance of EULA
An end user can accept the licence agreement either virtually (click-wrap licence) or physically (shrink-wrap licence) depending on the product type.
Shrink-Wrap licence → This type of licence is used when the software is presented in a physical item such as on a DVD or hard drive, which is packaged either in shrink-wrap itself or regular packaging. Once the packaging is removed, the user accepts the licence automatically.
It is important for developers/publishers to be aware of EULA’s and how they can be used to protect their software from infringement or breaches. For more information or assistance, get in touch with our team via the contact form or by calling 1300 337 997.