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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by bornagainenguin on Sat 11th Sep 2010 16:05 UTC
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I have only one response to this ruling---AVAST YE MATEYS AND HOIST THA JOLLY ROGER!

If these foolish companies want to continue making it difficult for people to be legal customers by their twisting of common sense and buying politicians then there is no reason for anyone to take anything they do seriously. What point is there in playing a game you already know is rigged? Congratulations you have now taken away any reason for people to even try to be legal. "An unjust law is no law at all."

Thankfully I mostly use Linux these days except on a few machines I have WinXP on but thanks to this ruling even that will change soon and I will be going Linux all the way around. At least with Linux I can switch to a different distro if I need to! What choice do Windows users have when the EULA can be modified by a security update!?!

Moreover I expect to be explaining to my customers what this means to them and why suddenly they are not allowed to sell their used computer without buying a copy of Windows for refurbished computers and why buying a refurb will now cost more.

In time as the reverberations of this ruling spread to DVDs, games and other media expect to see me at the store asking questions about the EULA and holding up the line. I can't stop the juggernaut but I can certainly spread the pain around as far as it will go and do my damned best to educate people.


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