Shrink Wrap License Law and Legal Definition

A shrink wrap license is an end user agreement, concerning the use of a copyright work, that is enclosed with software in plastic-wrapped packaging. It includes pre-drafted terms and conditions of sale that consumers are required to agree before unpacking and using the work, usually a software product. The terms and conditions are usually non-negotiable. They are generally displayed on a piece of paper than can be read through shrink-wrap packaging. Once the end user opens the packaging, a consumer is deemed by the copyright owner to have agreed to the terms and conditions of use.