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]: Flawed analogy
by JAlexoid on Wed 9th Mar 2011 03:29 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Flawed analogy"
JAlexoid
Member since:
2009-05-19

Except people AREN'T going to want to pay what it would cost to write almost defect free software. But they're still going to want to sue you. Which seems like the wrong dynamic.


Ahh... I love when Americans are so ignorant that they apply their own legal system understanding and litigious mindset to other countries...

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RE[4]: Flawed analogy
by TheGZeus on Wed 9th Mar 2011 04:14 in reply to "RE[3]: Flawed analogy"
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

Yeah, it's rather embarrassing.

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