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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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on Sat 11th Sep 2010 11:23 UTC in reply to "
But I didn't just wake up one day and decide that I thought rms had a point. I actually received 2 letters (via snail mail)
at my house
from the Business Software Alliance, stating that if I had purchased - oh, I mean
- any software from their member companies (e.g., Microsoft or Autodesk), I had agreed to their "right" to enter my home and search my computers for any copyright violations.
I started reading their EULAs and found that they gave themselves all kinds of ludicrous "rights", including in many cases the "right" to add more "rights" to their arsenal later on by merely editing a page on a website.
This text is worth repeating.
I am absolutely convinced that the vast majority of people have no idea how thoroughly onerous and anti-user commercial-licensed software EULAs actually are.
It makes perfect sense for software users to completely avoid software of this nature. Shunning any commercial-licensed software from the BSA members is a very good place to start:
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