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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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Will the Ninth Circus bring back the race clause?
on Sun 12th Sep 2010 03:26 UTC
The court further stated that whatever is in the license is binding, no matter how ridiculous.
This reminds me of the time some eager reporter searched through Chief Justice Rhenquist's life and found a contract he had signed to buy a house years ago. It contained a clause requiring him to only sell the house to white people. The reporter was trying to make him out to be a racist, of course.
But Rhenquist said it was a standard form and many contracts had a race clause at the time, but that it didn't matter anyway because all those clauses were all made null and void by law.
Ok, a contract to buy a house isn't a EULA, but they're both legal agreements. And if they're upholding ridiculous crap for EULAs I wonder what other ridiculous crap they'll decide to uphold.
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