Definition of EULA in the Network Encyclopedia.
What is End-User License Agreement (EULA)?
End-User License Agreement, also known as EULA, is a type of contract between a computer software publisher and the purchaser of the software that outlines the various rights granted to the purchaser for the legal use of the software.
The End-User License Agreement (EULA) for a software product is usually found on a separate piece of paper accompanying the product, inside the front cover of the user manual, or on-screen prior to installing the software.
You should read and become familiar with the terms of your EULA for the software you purchase. Failure to follow the terms of the EULA might open you or your company to prosecution for software piracy.
|Description||A license agreement that details how product or service can and can’t be used.||A set of rules and guidelines that one must abide by in order to use the service|
|Also known as||End-user license agreement, software license agreement||Terms of Service Agreement, Terms and Conditions|
|Used for||Copyrighted Software||Provision of services such as websites and apps|
|Similar to||Rent Agreement||Behavioral Contract|
|Function||To establish the user’s right to use the product||Rules and guidelines that must be followed|
|Purpose||To govern how the user can use the product or service||To govern the behavior of the user when they are using the website or app|
|Signature||Must be signed or agreed upon||May be agreed upon or may not be required to|
|Law||Required by law||Not required by law, but recommended|
|Legally binging||Legally binging contract||May be legally binding|
How can I find and read Microsoft End User License Agreement (EULA) for Windows 10
You can access the EULA for Microsoft Windows 10 by opening the rich text file license.rtf. It is located in the \Windows\System32 folder. You can also press the Win+R keys to open Run, type winver into Run, and click/tap on OK to open About Windows. Click on Microsoft Software License Terms to open the End-User License Agreement.