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I love my country but my gosh I freakin' hate this. I just don't see how anyone can justify and define licensing to this degree. I have a hard time understanding how goods of which I do not pay a monthly fee and/or do not sign\agree with any kind of time-conscience contract is still owned by the manufacturer of the good. How is me paying a one time fee for a good the same as me essentially renting the product from the manufacturer. If I pay a one time fee for something, then it should be mine just like any other sale. And if I purchase a product from someone else who paid a one time fee for something, then that sale should be legit and have no connection with the manufacturer, developer, etc.
I feel if AutoDesk wants to play this game then their software needs to be moved to a subscription based model.
All this plus the fact that if you buy software, open it, attempt to install it only to come to the conclusion that you don't agree with the EULA is hard as heck to return, if possible at all, really sucks.
"EULAs, and whatever nonsense they may contain, are legally binding in the US. Have a great weekend!"
Thanks, Thom, for that. I haven't laughed like that on osnews for a while!!!