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[3]: Um, I disagree
by JAlexoid on Wed 9th Mar 2011 03:02 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Um, I disagree"
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I thought it was equated to writing. Writing might be a subset of art in the laws most of us use I don't know.

But I tend to think programming (writing software) is kind of like writing a book.

And books are equal to paintings, symphonies and sculpture in the eyes of the law.

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