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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don't forget...
- movies (you can only play them on devices that payed additional fee)
- any kind of drm content also restricts you to use it as you'd like
- games (you can be held liable if you change it)
- ps3 (you cannot buy it as sony showed, you have it on loan)

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