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Examples Of Questionable EULAs?
[ News ] Posted by Cliff on 14:13 9th June, 2000
from the do-your-part-to-abolish-bad-laws dept.
Vergil Bushnell approached me with a wonderful opportunity.
writes: "I'm an e-commerce policy analyst working for the
Consumer Project on Technology, a research and advocacy
organization founded by Ralph Nader. I spend much of my time
working to oppose UCITA. I'm trying to collect examples of
particularly egregious shrinkwrap and clickwrap license
"agreement" clauses to better illustrate the potential
repercussions of the UCITA. I would like to ask Slashdot
to contribute examples of such clauses -- especially those
seek to prevent benchmarks/ criticism, allow software
harvest confidential data about consumers and their
permit remote termination and/or the existence of "backdoors"
software. So if you've ever had a problem with the language
particular EULA, and you are worried about the notion of the
UCITA now is your chance to do your small part in trying to
the law changed. Read on...
"Egregious EULA clauses posted as the result of this 'Ask
Slashdot' will be verified and posted on CPT's UCITA Web site
-- (giving credit to the "discoverer") for all to see.
Please accompany your postings with a brief description of
you discovered the EULA (if downloaded, include the URL of
relevant Web site), the date you found the EULA, and (if you
wish to receive credit for finding the EULA) your name."
"Twentysomething digirati offer this response to copyright-related
quandaries technology has spawned: 'Copyright is dead. Get over it.'"