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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EULAs are already dead
by Carewolf on Tue 8th Mar 2011 21:26 UTC
Carewolf
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2005-09-08

How can you kill that which is already dead?

AFAIK, only very small handfull of countries and half the states in the US currently recognize EULAs. Have any EU countries introduced legislation that enables one-sided contracts?

Edited 2011-03-08 21:27 UTC

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