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shrink wrap

plastic covering of a product and, by extension, the method of trying to impose conditions on use of goods (or of a LICENCE to use software) making the opening of the wrapper an acceptance of conditions of use.
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Shrinkwrap is a global distributor of shrink film, heat guns, shrink wrap tape, preservation tape, stretch wrap, self-adhering films and shrink wrap supplies, and specializes in providing on-site shrink wrap services and shrink wrap training in a variety of commercial, industrial, residential and agricultural applications.
Opponents say they should be found to be invalid because they are contracts of adhesion (unilateral contracts not subject to negotiation between parties) which contain terms that are onerous, unconscionable, unreasonable (and sometimes unknowable, in the case of shrinkwrap contractual provisions only visible after opening a box).
(5) For this reason, authorities often call the rolling contract a "box-top license" (6) or "shrinkwrap" agreement.
Rural Telephone Service Co.,(72) purchased a copy of the CD-ROM, downloaded the factual data, and made "it available to third parties over the Internet for commercial purposes."(73) ProCD brought a copyright infringement claim(74) and a claim for breach of the "shrinkwrap" licensing agreement that accompanied its software.(75)
The end of software in the shrinkwrap package is upon us.
UCITA recognizes contracts used in other industries such as non-negotiated standard form agreements (which, in the information industries, are referred to as "shrinkwrap" and "clickwrap").
Part II discusses briefly the enforceability of shrinkwrap and clickwrap agreements, particularly in light of UCITA.
Recent listings include: 400 pounds of shrinkwrap, 75,000 "non-sterile" syringes, and used airplane-seat covers.
The firm can set up new points of presence in other countries using a "shrinkwrap" approach, based on ICL Plc server infrastructure, Cisco Systems Inc comms kit and outsourced customer support services from ClientLogic Corp, he said.
CYBERIAN OUTPOST chief executive Darryl Peck on electronic software distribution: "I never see the day where ESD overtakes shrinkwrap. When we're doing our planning, even though ESD has higher margins, we're not planning on ESD contributing that much revenue." (Quoted in Internet World, 1/1/99)