Click Wrap

The phrase used to describe a type of purchase or license agreement associated with tangible, shipped goods, for example boxed versions of computer software, or software which is purchased and distributed over the Internet. Like shrink wrap licensing, the click wrap purchase agreement is “bound with the product by plastic wrap (shrink wrap)” and by purchasing the product, removing the shrink wrap and opening the product, the consumer agrees acceptance of the terms and EULA. Where click wrap differs from shrink wrap licensing is on electronically distributed product. Here, a screen or Web page will launch with an “I Agree” button to check and submit before consumers can use the product.

See “Is Software Ownership the Same as Licensing?” in Webopedia’s “Did You Know…?” section.

Previous articleRule-Based System
Next articleCapacitance Scanner
Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

Top Articles

Huge List Of Texting and Online Chat Abbreviations

From A3 to ZZZ we list 1,559 text message and online chat abbreviations to help you translate and understand today's texting lingo. Includes Top...

How To Create A Desktop Shortcut To A Website

This Webopedia guide will show you how to create a desktop shortcut to a website using Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer (IE). Creating a desktop...

The History Of Windows Operating Systems

Microsoft Windows is a family of operating systems. We look at the history of Microsoft's Windows operating systems (Windows OS) from 1985 to present...

Hotmail [Outlook] Email Accounts

  By Vangie Beal Hotmail is one of the first public webmail services that can be accessed from any web browser. Prior to Hotmail and its...

Abacus Definition & Meaning

An abacus, also known as a counting frame, is a mechanical device used...

Legacy Code Definition &...

Legacy code refers to source code that has been inherited from a previous...

Unregulated Power Supply Definition...

An unregulated power supply is a system that transforms input voltage into direct...