Webopedia on Google+Webopedia on TwitterWebopedia on FacebookTech Bytes Blog
Main » TERM » S »

shrink wrap

The phrase used to describe a type of purchase or license agreement associated with shipped goods, such as boxed versions of computer software purchased at a store. Shrink-wrap licenses usually means that the  "agreement is bound with the product by plastic wrap (shrink wrap)", and will specify rights of use, fees, warranties and limitations of liability and End User License Agreement (EULA) printed on paper inside the product box or packaging. Consumers make the purchase, remove the shrink wrap and open the product. Shrink wrap agreements usually specify that opening the product constitutes acceptance of the terms and EULA.

See "Is Software Ownership the Same as Licensing?" in Webopedia's "Did You Know...?" section.







TECH RESOURCES FROM OUR PARTNERS
LATEST ARTICLES
SEO Dictionary

From keyword analysis to backlinks and Google search engine algorithm updates, our search engine optimization glossary lists 85 SEO terms you need... Read More »

Slideshow: History of Microsoft Operating Systems

Microsoft Windows is a family of operating systems for personal computers. In this article we look at the history of Microsoft operating... Read More »

Slideshow: Interesting Facts About Google Search

From Goats to Penguins, a server outage and trillions of searches, our slideshow presents interesting facts about Google and the Google.com... Read More »

STUDY GUIDES
Java Basics, Part 1

Java is a high-level programming language. This guide describes the basics of Java, providing an overview of syntax, variables, data types and... Read More »

Java Basics, Part 2

This second Study Guide describes the basics of Java, providing an overview of operators, modifiers and control Structures. Read More »

The 7 Layers of the OSI Model

The Open System Interconnection (OSI) model defines a networking framework to implement protocols in seven layers. Use this handy guide to compare... Read More »