Changing Software Licensing Agreement Layouts will Make More People Read Them

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by | June 14, 2016

Software licensing agreements, typically called EULAs are probably one of the most boring documents you will ever have to read. But, it is important that you do, as the devil is in the detail and the repercussions of not doing so expensive. If you are one of those people who are tasked with this, but put off doing it, help may be at hand!

Research by T. Franklin Waddell at Penn State College of Communications has found that changing the layout of EULAs makes them more easily understandable and as a result more likely to be read.

No time to read everything cover-to-cover

Key seems to be changing the actual layout. Doing things like removing jargon, using bullet points and spreading out terms over multiple pages all helps to make it more readable.



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