Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Sep 2010 23:38 UTC
Legal EULAs, and whatever nonsense they may contain, are legally binding in the US. Have a great weekend!
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RE: AWESOME!!
by WorknMan on Sat 11th Sep 2010 06:09 UTC in reply to "AWESOME!!"
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

Well, back in my day of mass software distributions I made a looncraz Software License which was meant to be rather funny to read. Well, now it holds water!

This means I am owed oral sex by more than 100,000 people!! WAHOO!!!


Ha, this makes me think... if I sold/released a piece of software with an EULA that says you can only use it every other Thursday, and only in a squatting position while farting the tune from The Brady Bunch, is that legally binding?

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RE[2]: AWESOME!!
by mtzmtulivu on Sat 11th Sep 2010 06:43 in reply to "RE: AWESOME!!"
mtzmtulivu Member since:
2006-11-14


Ha, this makes me think... if I sold/released a piece of software with an EULA that says you can only use it every other Thursday, and only in a squatting position while farting the tune from The Brady Bunch, is that legally binding?


It looks like that will be legally binding but how are you going to discover infringers of your license without invading their privacy by monitoring them using your software?

Having such language in EULAS and then attempt to enforce it will lead to actions like sony's secretly installing rootkits on people's computers to enforce a license by preventing customers of their cds from copying the cd to the hard drive. We all know the amount of flack sony got because of it.

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RE[2]: AWESOME!!
by Soulbender on Sat 11th Sep 2010 09:31 in reply to "RE: AWESOME!!"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

No.

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RE[2]: AWESOME!!
by alcibiades on Mon 13th Sep 2010 08:40 in reply to "RE: AWESOME!!"
alcibiades Member since:
2005-10-12

Not all contractual terms are lawful. In the UK, no matter what sales contract you sign, you cannot relinquish your rights under consumer protection laws. You cannot sell yourself into slavery in the US. And so on.

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RE[3]: AWESOME!!
by TheGZeus on Mon 13th Sep 2010 13:20 in reply to "RE[2]: AWESOME!!"
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

Exactly.
Telling me to destroy the item or preventing resale after un-installation is unreasonable.

Unfortunate, stupid US court system.

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