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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If there were no copyright law it would be perfectly legal/valid to crack the software so the EULA would not appear and use the software however you wished.

It actually is legal and valid, though perhaps not in the US. Even if the EULA is not shown copyright law still applies. Not seeing copyright clause is not an excuse. And yes, it is fine and legal to crack, hack and modify software you have bought as long as you don't distribute it. If you don't distribute it copyright law doesn't apply to it either. It has already been court-tested several times and proved legal, claiming cracking/hacking software you have legally bought or obtainedd is illegal is misleading and not true.

And no, I am not talking about US laws.

Edited 2010-09-12 14:53 UTC

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TheGZeus Member since:

Lucky you with your DMCA-free legal system -_-

I ignore the DMCA, but I obey licenses, as I release copyrighted work.
If a license is unreasonable, I don't use the software.
That's not some 'free market' kind of argument, just a statement on my personal choices.

I don't like being told what to do with my property (computer).
PS please read my edit to that post, I wasn't being clear enough.

Edited 2010-09-12 14:48 UTC

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