Terms of Use legal requirement

What is the legal requirement for the TOU for software? If your TOU changes are you required to have customer re-accept?
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Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
If your TOU changes after the software has been installed on the customer's machine, those original TOU apply as long as the customer keeps that software without changes or updates.

If the software is changed or updated, then the customer can be required to accept new TOU as a condition of obtaining those changes or updates.

For specifics, contact an intellectual property lawyer as there are many exceptions such as certain states not allowing "shrink-wrap" software licenses.
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