CPTech's Survey of Current Shrinkwrap and Clickwrap Contracts

Last Updated: January 31, 2003

Clauses in Current Shrinkwrap and Clickwrap Contracts

This is CPTech's collection of clauses gleaned from software EULAs (End User Licence Agreements) and internet TOS (Terms of Service) contracts -- commonly called "shrinkwrap" and "clickwrap" agreements. Because software publishers and the providers of internet-based services often change contractual terms without notice, each clause is dated and hyperlinked (if possible).

Recent Developments Regarding Shrinkwrap Licenses

  • May 11, 2000. Andrew Leonard. Embrace, extend, censor. Salon.
  • May 11, 2000. Roblimo. Microsoft Asks Slashdot To Remove Readers' Posts. Slashdot.
  • May 2, 2000. Hemos. Kerberos, PACs And Microsoft's Dirty Tricks. Slashdot.

    Shrinkwrap Resources

  • CPT's UCITA page.
  • Cyberspace Law for Non-Lawyer's Contracts of Adhesion page.
  • End-User License Agreement for Microsoft Windows 98: EULA text and added commentary. NL Linux.org.

    Articles on Shrinkwrap and Clickwrap Contracts

  • June 4, 2001. Silliest Software License Ever!. Kuro5hin.
  • April 26, 2001. Grant Gross. Microsoft's Passport service: No Marylanders allowed?. Newsforge.
  • December 8, 2000. Bruce Rolston, Look Before Your Click, Part 1 and 2. The Adrenaline Vault.
  • Jan/ Feb 1998, Richard Blow, Lock Your Windows , Mother Jones Magazine.
  • May 10, 1998, James Gleick, Click OK to Agree, first published in the New York Times Magazine.

    EULA Humor

  • Let's do the EULA Hula!

    Questions, comments and suggestions to Manon Ress manon.ress@cptech.org

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