Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Apr 2008 15:01 UTC
Legal When PsyStar announced they would be offering their own Macintosch clone, pre-installed with Apple's Mac OS X Leopard, they opened up a whole can of worms. Despite the fact that the company itself was shrouded in mystery and dubiousness, the possible implications of their actions sparkled an interesting debate here on OSNews as well as other discussion venues: can PsyStar and its users just discard Apple's End User License Agreement for Leopard? Instead of relying on my own limited layman's understanding of Dutch Common Law, I decided to contact Dutch legal experts, and ask for their opinions on Apple's EULA, and EULAs in general.
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RE: Koopovereenkomst
by tupp on Tue 29th Apr 2008 09:27 UTC in reply to "Koopovereenkomst"
tupp
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2006-11-12

Purchasing software in a store is a purchasing agreement "koopovereenkomst", as meant by the "Burgerlijk Wetboek".

Don't know much about Dutch law, but it sounds like you are referring to laws that apply to all purchases, regardless of any stipulations contained in the separate, private contract that is an EULA.


If your invoice (legal proof of the "koopovereenkomst") states you bought a MS Office, you have bought (a copy of) MS Office, and not a right to use MS Office.

So, given that I bought a copy of MS Office and not the right to use it, what law prevents my right to use it?

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