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.
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RE[3]: Um, I disagree
by Soulbender on Tue 8th Mar 2011 03:42 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Um, I disagree"
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Competition -- not regulation -- makes software better.

If there's one thing we should learn from history it's that companies cares absolutely nada about consumers, their rights and their safety. There are countless examples of this. Rules and regulations are therefore necessary to protect the consumer. it really has nothing to do with creating better products since obviosuyl virtually every other industry manages to create better products while still being liable.

The market has certainly done a better job of delivering what consumers want than regulation.

Regulations are not about creating better prodcuts, it's about the consumers right with regads to flawed products.

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