Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 19th Feb 2006 16:26 UTC
Legal This week, one of the most-commented stories on OSNews was the story about how 'Maxxus' cracked/hacked (take your pick) the Intel version of Apple's OSX once again. This sparked a lively debate over whether we should encourage Maxxus, or condemn his actions. I made myself clear from the get-go: I condemn his actions. Note: This is the Sunday Eve Column of the week.
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EULAs are silly
by mikesum32 on Sun 19th Feb 2006 18:13 UTC
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Hardly anyone reads them. No one signs anything.

How would you feel of you bought a car, and inside this car was a EULA.

It said "by opening the car door you agree to abide by this contract"

Wait a minute. I had to open the door to read the contract. It's the same with shrinkwrap licences.

What if it said I couldn't drive over 40 m.p.h. and use the stereo at the same time due to safety concerns?

I'd tell 'em where to stick the EULA.

If I bought it, I'm going to do whatever I want with it. You have my money, I have your software.

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