Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Feb 2009 12:28 UTC
Legal An interesting story is making it rounds across the internet the past few days about someone who made a system to get his cat to agree to the EULAs she was presented with. While that's just a funny joke, it does raise a very interesting point: if person A agrees to an EULA, does its power extend to person B?
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Won't hold up in court?
by PowerMacX on Fri 20th Feb 2009 13:07 UTC
PowerMacX
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2005-11-06

It also says "by using you agree" but that won't hold up in court in this case, since someone wandering into my apartment and using my computer will not be presented with said EULA, nor will he know what software he's using.


If a travel to a different country and I break some to me unknown law, I can't use the fact that I didn't know about that particular law as a valid defense, can I?

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RE: Won't hold up in court?
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 20th Feb 2009 13:15 in reply to "Won't hold up in court?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

If a travel to a different country and I break some to me unknown law, I can't use the fact that I didn't know about that particular law as a valid defense, can I?


EULA != law.

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RE[2]: Won't hold up in court?
by PowerMacX on Fri 20th Feb 2009 16:02 in reply to "RE: Won't hold up in court?"
PowerMacX Member since:
2005-11-06

EULA != Law


It was an analogy ;-) The point was that ignorance is no defense.

But, in any case, wouldn't an EULA fall under contract law?

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RE: Won't hold up in court?
by dada296 on Fri 20th Feb 2009 13:39 in reply to "Won't hold up in court?"
dada296 Member since:
2009-02-20

By entering the country you have accepted the EULA of said country.

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RE: Won't hold up in court?
by KrustyVader on Fri 20th Feb 2009 22:40 in reply to "Won't hold up in court?"
KrustyVader Member since:
2006-10-28

That depend of the country you are, in Argentina by law all citizen knows all the laws (something that's impossible). It means if you break a law that you didn't know that exist you are judge as if you knew it. An can be use as excuse.

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