Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Mar 2011 23:21 UTC
Legal Well, how about some positive news to end this day? How about annoying the heck out of the Business Software Alliance? There's a new proposal for a directive on consumer rights in the EU, and in it, digital goods - software, online services, and so on - are explicitly defined as goods that are no different than any other good - like bread, watches, or cars. In other words, you would suddenly own the copies of software you buy, effectively declaring the EULA as a worthless piece of paper. Surprise - the BSA is not happy about this.
Permalink for comment 465159
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Um, I disagree
by Soulbender on Tue 8th Mar 2011 01:26 UTC in reply to "Um, I disagree"
Member since:

It isn't clear how EU regulation would distinguish liability between the two components.

Well, right now no-one is liable so how is that good for the consumer?

But let's just understand that no regulation is completely benign.

Neither is any corporate entity so I guess they cancel out, eh?

Reply Parent Score: 6