Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Apr 2008 15:01 UTC
Legal When PsyStar announced they would be offering their own Macintosch clone, pre-installed with Apple's Mac OS X Leopard, they opened up a whole can of worms. Despite the fact that the company itself was shrouded in mystery and dubiousness, the possible implications of their actions sparkled an interesting debate here on OSNews as well as other discussion venues: can PsyStar and its users just discard Apple's End User License Agreement for Leopard? Instead of relying on my own limited layman's understanding of Dutch Common Law, I decided to contact Dutch legal experts, and ask for their opinions on Apple's EULA, and EULAs in general.
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by jptros on Sat 26th Apr 2008 01:42 UTC
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In the US most if not all retailers will not let you return software once it has been opened. The EULA isn't visible on the box and I don't recall ever seeing any link to a EULA on a software box. I wonder how you can be bound by contract when you can't agree to the contract until after the product has been opened and thus you are not entitled to a refund in the case you do not agree with it? They have your money one way or another. What does the consumer have? It's almost bait and switch, you don't know what the EULA says until it's too late to get your money back.

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