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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Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

That's why you have to offer refunds to those to disagree with EULAs.


I'm really interesting to know if this actually works.

Taking away the ability of Joe Q. Programmer to use an EULA to protect himself would be an injusticep


What injustice would that be that isn't already covered by existing regulations?

Ownership of a piece of software is no more transferred than ownership of a song or a story is transferred when you buy a CD or a boo


If I buy a CD I can later sell it if I don't want it anymore. I can sell my old car when I want to buy a new one. What the ninth circle has essentially said here is that I can not sell software that I am no longer using.
What "injustice" is this supposed to protect against?

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dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

What "injustice" is this supposed to protect against?


Obviously the injustice is that the copyright holder isn't paid when the sold physical software container is resold by the new owner of said physical software container... and again and again and again. It is obvious that american megacorporations are treated unjustly when they can't force you to surrender your property and your rights to them.

Or something...

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TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

Indeed.
If someone re-mixed music I made, sold it, and tried to restrict further re-use of that derivative work, I'd be furious!
I would then call my lawyer, and invoke the justice system to bring them in line, and probably re-allocate their filthy lucre to X or some other software project.

I wouldn't have a problem with selling it, that's a right granted by the license I chose. It's the re-use that's also granted to 3rd parties.

Same with software I'm involved with. See the recent BusyBox case(s).

Ideas are licensed.
Copyleft only works because of how (arguably over-)strong copyright became after 1976.

Similar ideas apply to patents, but the patent system is borked atm.

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