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US Court Upholds EULAs, Criminalises Pretty Much All of Us
on Fri 10th Sep 2010 23:38 UTC
EULAs, and whatever nonsense they may contain, are legally binding in the US. Have a great weekend!
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RE: A few points
on Sat 11th Sep 2010 08:04 UTC in reply to "
A few points
The GPL is free code that requires you to change how you license your code if you use it. I don't think anyone here thinks thats wrong, even though that power goes WAY beyond the power a person would have if they sold you something. When Linksys (for example) broke the terms of the license, nobody said that the GPL should be overturned, they wanted the freakin code, because if Linksys didn't want to abide by the terms of the GPL, they shouldn't have used it.
Nitpick: the GPL says absolutely nothing about your code. The GPL addresses only what permissions you are granted for GPL code (written by someone else). That is to say, what you are permitted to do with
code. Not your code.
code (that is to say, code that you wrote) you may do whatever you like with.
Anyone else's code ... you require permission from the authors to do
anything at all with it
. This is copyright law.
In the Linksys case ... it wasn't Linksys's code, it was GPL code written by someone else. It would have been exactly the same outcome if Linksys had used stolen Windows source code from Microsoft and used that.
Having clarified that point ... carry on.
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