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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by Espen on Thu 10th Mar 2011 20:45 UTC
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I haven't read all the comments but I understand that many of you don't live in europe.
Many parts the EULA from diffrent software companys is not valid in european countries. Because our lovs give us more rigths. And don't give firmes the rigth to take away my fridom to use what I have paied for to what I want.
Just look at what the outcome of the trial against Jon Lech Johansen in Norway ended with.

I think it's good that the EU sets an example for good Consumer rigths.


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