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[2]: Civil disobedience
by Zifre on Sat 11th Sep 2010 23:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Civil disobedience"
Zifre
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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[3]: Civil disobedience
by Soulbender on Sun 12th Sep 2010 05:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Civil disobedience"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I'm guessing that breaking a EULA is a lesser crime than piracy


Since EULA's are not law it's not a crime at all, it's just a contract violation.

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RE[4]: Civil disobedience
by lemur2 on Mon 13th Sep 2010 04:48 in reply to "RE[3]: Civil disobedience"
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2007-02-17

"I'm guessing that breaking a EULA is a lesser crime than piracy
Since EULA's are not law it's not a crime at all, it's just a contract violation. "

The "L" part of EULA is a license. This license part grants permissions that are required by copyright law for you to make a copy of the software on your hard disk (i.e. install the software).

Other than that, the rest of the EULA is a contract, not required by copyright law, and hence violating any of the other restrictions within the EULA is merely a contract violation, and not a criminal act.

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