“EULA” is short for the End-User-License Agreement, in German: End-user licensing agreement. These are contractual terms between a software provider and a person regarding the use of software (or other digital product). These terms of the contract govern above all the extent to which the person uses the product and what he cannot do with him (especially not: brigandage, cracks, decompilations and other stupid stuff). Even if the terms of the license were agreed upon at the time of purchase (for example, when buying online by clearly visible display before purchase or when buying in-store by clear printing of the full conditions on the package), their effectiveness may be limited. They are then general terms and conditions that are subject to content control by the BGB sales regulations. If an end-user license agreement contains invalid clauses, the end customer is not obligated to comply. In addition, software buyers have the opportunity to go to consumer centres in case of questionable or unfair regulation within the ECJ. They accept applications and carry out consultative activities. In addition, they have the opportunity to take legal action against violations of consumer law or the illegal provisions of a ECJ.
Cease-and-destable actions may force software manufacturers to continue to use end-user licenses that do not comply with the law. What about contractual relationships? Quite simple: the software provider enters into a user agreement with its corporate customer, and only with the company customer. The software provider does not enter into a contract with the end user. The end user only has a contractual relationship with the company customer (for example. B employment contract, consulting contract, etc.), and in this context, the parties decide more or less explicitly whether and how the end user can work with the software. Do you work with the “CLA” which is not really one? Do you think what your competitor is doing legally will be correct? Even if a valid licensing agreement has been reached between the final customer and the software manufacturer, some AJE clauses may be invalid. This may be the case where the provisions of the CGU are contrary to the requirements of the BGBs and the law of the CGVs that protect the consumer. Other laws and legal provisions, such as copyright, may also affect the validity of certain clauses in a user agreement end.
An end-user license agreement, including the end-user licensing agreement, abbreviated EULA (by the end user license agreement) is a special license agreement designed to govern the use of software. Texts with a CLA are often displayed at the beginning of the software installation.