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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Why buy software?
by TheGZeus on Tue 8th Mar 2011 04:06 UTC
TheGZeus
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2010-05-19

I haven't for years.
I've dealt with 3 EULAs in the past 4 years: RAR, FlashPlayer, and the firmware for my Intel network cards.
That's it.

I haven't distributed anything I've modified, so I've had no call to read the license terms for anything else I use, either.

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