A common criticism of end-user licensing contracts is that they are often far too long for users to spend time reading them carefully. In March 2012, the PayPal end-user license agreement was 36,275 words and in May 2011, the iTunes agreement was 56 pages long.  The sources of information that reported these results stated that the vast majority of users do not read the documents because of their length. Some licenses claim to prohibit users from disclosing data on the performance of the software, but this has yet to be challenged in court. In a recent article by Kevin Litman-Navarro for the New York Times, entitled We Read 150 Privacy Policies. They were an incomprehensible disaster the complexity of 150 terms of popular pages like Facebook, Airbnb, etc. were analyzed and understood. For example, most licenses require university degrees or higher degrees: “To succeed at university, people must understand texts with a score of 1300. People in trades, such as doctors and lawyers, should be able to understand materials with grades of 1440, while 3rd graders should understand texts that score more than 1050 points to be on track for a university or career until graduation. Many privacy policies exceed these standards.  Most software licenses sold in retail refuse any guarantee of software performance (as far as local laws permit) and limit liability for damage to the purchase price of the software. One known case that confirmed such a disclaimer is Mortenson v. Timberline. The term narrow wrap license commonly refers to any software licensing agreement that is included in software and is not accessible to the customer until after purchase.
As a general rule, the license agreement is printed on paper contained in the boxed software. It can also be displayed on the screen during the user`s installation, in which case the license is sometimes called the Click-Wrap license. The client`s inability to verify the license agreement prior to the purchase of the software has led to the absence of legal difficulties in some cases. End-user licensing agreements were also criticized for containing conditions that impose incriminating obligations on consumers. For example, Clickwrapped, a service that evaluates consumer companies based on respect for users` rights, indicates that they increasingly contain a term that prevents a user from suing the company.  In addition to the doctrine of implied exhaustion, the distributor may include patent licenses with the software. 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. Software companies often enter into specific agreements with large companies and public authorities, which include specially designed support contracts and guarantees. Recently, publishers have begun encrypting their software packages to prevent the user from installing the software without accepting the license agreement or violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and foreign counterparts. [Citation required] By installing and using the software, you declare and guarantee that you have the legal capacity and authority to enter into a binding agreement to comply with the terms of that license and that the software is used only in accordance with the terms of that license and with all applicable laws.