Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Mar 2011 23:21 UTC
Legal Well, how about some positive news to end this day? How about annoying the heck out of the Business Software Alliance? There's a new proposal for a directive on consumer rights in the EU, and in it, digital goods - software, online services, and so on - are explicitly defined as goods that are no different than any other good - like bread, watches, or cars. In other words, you would suddenly own the copies of software you buy, effectively declaring the EULA as a worthless piece of paper. Surprise - the BSA is not happy about this.
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RE: Flawed analogy
by bert64 on Tue 8th Mar 2011 11:54 UTC in reply to "Flawed analogy"
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Cars with critical bugs (especially safety critical ones) will get recalled and fixed, but minor bugs won't...
My car has a problem for instance, when it's cold the electric fold out mirrors fold too far forwards. The manufacturer isn't going to fix that, and although i could replace the mirrors the replacements would have the same bug. All i can really do is pull them back into place when it happens.

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