Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 16th Apr 2010 09:39 UTC
Games I think we need to start a digital rights category or something (the next version of OSNews will have it, for sure), because we have yet another article about this subject. After Sony removed the Other OS feature from the PlayStation 3, a European PlayStation 3 owner successfully secured a partial refund from Amazon under the European Sale of Goods Act. Sony has now retaliated, stating it is not going to reimburse retailers.
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RE: These "Contracts"
by Drumhellar on Fri 16th Apr 2010 16:14 UTC in reply to "These "Contracts""
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Well, manuals are almost universally available on the manufacturer's website.

In the US, retailers are required to make available all warranty information upon request.

The same isn't true for EULAs.
I think for software, consumers should be required to physically sign a EULA at the point of purchase.

This would do wonders eliminate them, or at the very least keep them sane.

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RE[2]: These "Contracts"
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 16th Apr 2010 16:31 in reply to "RE: These "Contracts""
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I think for software, consumers should be required to physically sign a EULA at the point of purchase.

Yup, I've been saying that for years. In addition, the main terms must be written in human-readable format, and not in legalese. This isn't rocket science.

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RE[3]: These "Contracts"
by iaefai on Fri 16th Apr 2010 20:13 in reply to "RE[2]: These "Contracts""
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1. Bend over
2. *SMACK*
3. Thank you master, may I please have another?
4. Repeat.

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RE[3]: These "Contracts"
by Tuishimi on Mon 19th Apr 2010 17:20 in reply to "RE[2]: These "Contracts""
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The problem is either the consumer won't bother reading it or because they have to read and sign something they won't purchase the product. In case "A" I reckon the consumer deserves what he/she gets, in case "B" the companies and retailers would never allow this to happen because it could hurt their sales and of course their profits (which are often somewhat marginal at the retail level).

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