Oracle is an independent contractor and we agree that there is no partnership, no joint venture or agency. We are responsible for the compensation of our own employees, including taxes and employment-related insurance. No provision in this Agreement should be construed as limiting the right of one party to develop or distribute software that is functionally similar to the other party`s products until the proprietary information of the other party is contained in the software. Programs may contain a source code that, unless expressly authorized in this agreement for other purposes (e.g. B under open source license), is provided exclusively for reference purposes and cannot be changed. The applicability of an AEA depends on several factors, one of which is the court where the case is being tried. Some courts that have considered the validity of The Shrinkwrap Licensing Agreements have invalidated some EULA and have characterized them as liability contracts that are unacceptable and/or unacceptable according to the U.C.C – see z.B. Step-Saver Data Systems, Inc. v.
Wyse Technology, Vault Corp. v. Quaid Software Ltd.  Other courts have found that the Shrinkwrap licensing agreement is valid and enforceable: cf. ProCD, Inc. v. Zeidenberg, Microsoft v. Harmony Computers, v. Novell Network Trade Center, and Ariz. Cartridge Remanufacturers Ass`n v.
Lexmark Int`l, Inc. may also have acidic supports. No court has ruled on the validity of EU A in general; Decisions are limited to certain provisions and conditions. 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. As an April joke, Gamestation added a clause stating that users who placed an order on April 1, 2010 agreed to give their souls irrevocably to the company, which was accepted by 7,500 users. Although there is a box to be contributed to exclude the “immortal soul” clause, few users have verified it, and Gamestation has concluded that 88% of its users have not read the agreement.  The PC Pitstop program contained a clause in its end-user license agreement that stipulated that anyone who read the clause and contacted the company would receive a financial reward, but it took four months and more than 3,000 software downloads before someone collected them.  During the installation of version 4 of the Advanced Reading Tool, the installer measured the time elapsed between the appearance and acceptance of end-user licensing agreements to calculate the average playback speed.