“Product-specific conditions” are additional product-related conditions that apply to the Cisco technology you purchase, as stated on www.cisco.com/go/softwareterms. For the software developer, it is important to retain the rights to terminate the license in case of usage violation or other problems. These clauses are generally absolute and confer very strong rights on the application provider or grantee, not on the end user. A free software license gives users of this software the right to use, modify and redistribute creative works and software that are both copyrighted and generally not licensed with proprietary software. These licenses usually contain a disclaimer, but this feature is not just for free software.  Copyleft licenses also contain a key add-on clause, which must be followed to copy or modify the software, requiring the user to provide source code to the factory and distribute its changes under the same license (or sometimes compatible); effectively to protect derivative works from the loss of original permissions used in proprietary programs. Many EULAs maintain significant liability restrictions. More often than not, a CAU will attempt to keep the software licensee unscathed in case the software causes damage to the computer or user data, but some software also suggests limiting whether the licensee can be held responsible for the damage caused by inappropriate use of the software (for example. B misuse of tax preparation software and punishable). One case that maintains such restrictions on consecutive damages is M.A. Mortenson Co.
v. Timberline Software Corp., et al.[citation necessary] Some EULAs also seek restrictions on the court and applicable law in the event of litigation. 7.3. Exclusions. Cisco is not required to respond to IP claims based on: (a) compliance with the designs, specifications or requirements that you provide on your behalf or that a third party provides; (b) your modification of a Cisco technology or a change by third parties; (c) the scope or duration of use of Cisco technology, the revenue you generate or the services you offer; (d) the combination, operation or use of Cisco Technology with products, software or business processes that are not understood by Cisco; (e) your inability to modify or replace Cisco Technology in accordance with Cisco`s requirements; or (f) any Cisco technology provided free of charge, beta or evaluation obligation. While most of this information can be included in a standard agreement on terms and conditions, an CLA for software and application developers is more industry specific and tends to be preferred. 12.5. Cisco Partnership Operations. If you purchase Cisco Technology from a Cisco partner, the terms and conditions of this CLU apply to your use of this Cisco technology and prevail over the inconsistent provisions of your agreement with partner Cisco. Forms often prohibit users from reverse engineering.
It can also make it more difficult to develop third-party software that collaborates with the software conceded, thereby increasing the value of the publisher`s solutions by reducing customer choice. In the United States, the provisions of the CLUE may prejudge engineering inversion rights, which are implied by fair dealing, c.f. Bowers v. Baystate Technologies. Also, in ProCD v. Zeidenberg, the license was declared enforceable because it was necessary for the customer to accept the terms of the agreement by clicking a “I agree” button to install the software. However, in Specht v. Netscape Communications Corp., the licensee was able to download and install the software without having to review the terms of the agreement and approve it positively, so that the license is considered unenforceable.
Many companies have parodied this belief that users do not read end-user licensing agreements by adding unusual clauses, knowing that few users will ever read them.