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: Patches
by somebody on Tue 8th Mar 2011 19:00 UTC in reply to "Patches"
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off course they would, did you expect any different? main problems is that straws are actually only arguments they have

i am developer who only does open source, even my custom commercial software is open at least to customer and i do take pride of maintaining it. i for one would really like for this law to be passed as valid.

it was "my way or the highway" for big boys until now. just look how sony simply removed OtherOS. they could as well say you agree to daily butt rape when buying and using their software and you'd still have to agree if you want to use what you payed for. EULA in any kind must die.

and if this passed, all the freeloading on crap products would become really expensive

Edited 2011-03-08 19:03 UTC

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