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US Court Upholds EULAs, Criminalises Pretty Much All of Us
on Fri 10th Sep 2010 23:38 UTC
EULAs, and whatever nonsense they may contain, are legally binding in the US. Have a great weekend!
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RE: A few points
on Sat 11th Sep 2010 08:16 UTC in reply to "
RE: A few points
So basically, youre saying that putting up a bajillion pages of legalese with an ok button isn't enough to indicate that this is different then buying a sandwich.
Except... Said legalese and okay button are only presented AFTER the sale has already concluded, and as such, FAIL.
They claim they're selling a service - then be a man and act like you're selling a service. When I want a mobile phone contract - a service - I'm offered a contract to properly sign, including all the terms and conditions to look over.
When I take up an insurance - a service - I'm offered a contract to properly sign, including all the terms and conditions to look over.
When I rent a car - a service - I'm offered a contract to properly sign, including all the terms and conditions to look over.
And so on. And so forth. There is no reason why software licensers (I'm banning the term vendors) can't do the same. Sure, it would be problematic for online sales, but that's not my problem. Entering into a mobile phone contract online in The Netherlands requires you to print out the contract and send it in, signed and well. Software licensers should do the same.
Why do people want to create special exemptions for software licensors? Why are they held to different standards?
Edited 2010-09-11 08:17 UTC
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