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: Why buy software?
by lucas_maximus on Tue 8th Mar 2011 22:14 UTC in reply to "Why buy software?"
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Because when you do more on your computer than "browsing the web" and "writing letters", you need software that works.

I couldn't do my job effectively without Adobe Fireworks ... just couldn't do it as quickly. Thus I pay for it. GIMP won't do, Paint.NET won't do ... Only Adobe Fireworks does everything I want and well.

I need a reliable OS that can run every version of Internet Explorer and every mainstream browser ... only choice is Windows 7, so I pay for that.

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