Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 10th Nov 2012 01:41 UTC
Windows "Despite the fact that I've been using Windows 8 for the past three weeks, I somehow managed to overlook a rather stark feature in the OS: ads. No, we're not talking about ads cluttering up the desktop or login screen (thankfully), but rather ads that can be found inside of some Modern UI apps that Windows ships with. That includes Finance, Weather, Travel, News and so forth. Is it a problem? Let's tackle this from a couple of different angles." Hadn't seen them either - I don't use those applications - but this is pretty despicable.
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RE[7]: Ads? in MY Windows?
by Lorin on Sun 11th Nov 2012 05:13 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Ads? in MY Windows?"
Lorin
Member since:
2010-04-06

Legally if they were included in the install you did pay for them

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RE[8]: Ads? in MY Windows?
by ilovebeer on Sun 11th Nov 2012 06:17 in reply to "RE[7]: Ads? in MY Windows?"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

Legally if they were included in the install you did pay for them

...No, and that's why you can't cite a single law to support your claim. And so you understand, when you buy Windows, you are not buying ownership of software, you are buying a license to use the Windows operation system. There is absolutely no relation between any money you paid for a Windows license key and any free software that was bundled with it.

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RE[9]: Ads? in MY Windows?
by Lorin on Sun 11th Nov 2012 09:28 in reply to "RE[8]: Ads? in MY Windows?"
Lorin Member since:
2010-04-06

The Supreme Court did issue that ruling and I do by the way have a law degree.

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RE[9]: Ads? in MY Windows?
by oskeladden on Sun 11th Nov 2012 16:46 in reply to "RE[8]: Ads? in MY Windows?"
oskeladden Member since:
2009-08-05

And so you understand, when you buy Windows, you are not buying ownership of software, you are buying a license to use the Windows operation system.


This may be true in the US, but it is not true in the EU. In the EU, when a company sells software to a customer it is, as a matter of law, held to have transferred ownership of that copy to the customer *even* if the agreement is termed a license. See the decision of the European Court of Justice in UsedSoft GmbH v Oracle International Corp (Case C‑128/11, decided on 3 July 2012).

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