EULA – What it is, when it’s needed and how to generate one
An End-User License Agreement (also called EULA, Software License Agreement, or Licensed Application End-User Agreement) is a contract between a software developer or vendor and the person who uses it.
It specifies the rights and restrictions that apply to the software, and it’s typically presented to users during the installation/set-up stage. Like other legal agreements, it is only valid if it’s actually agreed to.
What should be included in an EULA?
Although there are big differences among EULAs, typical components are definitions, a grant of license, limitations on use, a copyright notice, and a limited warranty.
When is an EULA needed?
EULA sets the way in which your software may be used in a legally binding way. It’s crucial for protecting your content and source code from a copyright perspective as well as for protecting you from potential liabilities.