Agreeing to EULAs

A license agreement is a contract between a producer and a user of software which grants the user a software license. A software license agreement defines the legal terms under which a user may use the software. This is called an end-user license agreement or EULA for short.

Many EULAs assert extensive liability limitations for the software. Typically a EULA will hold the software producer immune in the event that the software causes damage to the computer hardware or data. Some software also includes limitations if the user can be held liable for damage that arises through improper use of the software.

Figure 9Example EULA

Be sure to carefully read and accept the EULA text before continuing with the install or update.