Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Sep 2010 23:38 UTC
Legal EULAs, and whatever nonsense they may contain, are legally binding in the US. Have a great weekend!
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RE: Grrr, I just don't get it.
by Almafeta on Sat 11th Sep 2010 02:53 UTC in reply to "Grrr, I just don't get it."
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Replying to your article, Thom: EULAs are as binding as every other legal agreement one enters into. If publishers were forbidden from creating EULAs, nobody could create a legal agreement; if you were not allowed to agree to a EULA, you would not be allowed to agree to any sort of legal agreement.

Also, something in your article: Here in The Netherlands we have a traffic rule which states that in case of an accident between a motorised vehicle and a non-motorised participant... [the driver is always at fault]. In the US, although it varies from state to state, a driver is not at fault if someone steps into a road and is struck. Motorists are not responsible for people who willingly and knowingly step into oncoming traffic; there is no presumption that the most 'powerful' party is automatically guilty.

Responding to Runjorel:

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.

That's why you contact the manufacturer. They can't legally accept money for the licensure of software if no such licensure took place.

Edited 2010-09-11 02:54 UTC

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