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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European consumer laws to the Europeans
by tralafit on Thu 10th Mar 2011 11:12 UTC
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The Business Software Alliance (BSA) is a lobby group of American enterprises. So what do they want here in Europe?

Are they Europeans? No. Are they consumers? No. Are these software industry players afraid of the proposed laws for consumers? Yes, so it may be effective to help consumers and strengthen their position.

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