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[4]: Um, I disagree
by bnolsen on Tue 8th Mar 2011 14:08 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Um, I disagree"
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companies care about your money. if they screw up on the issues you cite then they will go buy products and/or services from another company. Governments and laws should ensure that competition is protected for existing companies and that it is easy for new companies to be formed and built if the need arises.

The same can't be said about government which usually requires requires either moving to another country or a bloody revolution (which makes things worse 90+% of the time).

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