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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Civil disobedience
by Zifre on Sat 11th Sep 2010 20:43 UTC
Zifre
Member since:
2009-10-04

I think the only solution to this mess is to simply ignore the ruling. Just buy your software. (Better yet, use free software, but that isn't always possible or appropriate.)

I simply don't obey idiotic laws. I never will. I really don't care, and I probably won't ever get caught. Too many people think that they have to obey the laws. You don't. You just have to be prepared to accept the possible natural consequences that are out of your control.

And piracy will not help. You may think you are "sticking it to the man". You are really just giving fuel to the idiots that run the world, and depriving the software companies of money which I believe they have the right to have, regardless of how idiotic they are.

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RE: Civil disobedience
by Gullible Jones on Sat 11th Sep 2010 21:52 in reply to "Civil disobedience"
Gullible Jones Member since:
2006-05-23

This sounds good in theory. In practice, the magnitude of the punishments doled out can make it quite impractical.

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RE[2]: Civil disobedience
by Zifre on Sat 11th Sep 2010 23:02 in reply to "RE: Civil disobedience"
Zifre Member since:
2009-10-04

This sounds good in theory. In practice, the magnitude of the punishments doled out can make it quite impractical.

I'm guessing that breaking a EULA is a lesser crime than piracy. Because otherwise, there would be no point in accepting a EULA that you wouldn't obey. You would be better off pirating the software with EULA removed.

Of course, using free software when possible is the ideal solution.

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RE: Civil disobedience
by Neolander on Sun 12th Sep 2010 05:10 in reply to "Civil disobedience"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

I think the only solution to this mess is to simply ignore the ruling. Just buy your software. (Better yet, use free software, but that isn't always possible or appropriate.)

I simply don't obey idiotic laws. I never will. I really don't care, and I probably won't ever get caught. Too many people think that they have to obey the laws. You don't. You just have to be prepared to accept the possible natural consequences that are out of your control.

And piracy will not help. You may think you are "sticking it to the man". You are really just giving fuel to the idiots that run the world, and depriving the software companies of money which I believe they have the right to have, regardless of how idiotic they are.

I think that's one of the most sensible posts on this thread.

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