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[7]: Um, I disagree
by wannabe geek on Thu 10th Mar 2011 01:00 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Um, I disagree"
wannabe geek
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2006-09-27

I don't have a confidence on markets curing all ills and solving all problems (being a panacea),I just have zero confidence on bureacrats second-guessing consumers, in this case with mandatory standards of liability.

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