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02/21/2005 Archived Entry: "Unscrupulous EULAs"

Is it just my imagination, or are software companies becoming more rapacious and less scrupulous? This EFF analysis of End User License Agreements (EULAs) describes EULA conditions in their naked essence: "Do not criticize this product publicly." "Using this product means you will be monitored." "Do not use this product with other vendor's products." "By signing this contract, you also agree to every change in future versions of it. Oh yes, and EULAs are subject to change without notice."

Time for consumer action: boycott objectionable EULAs, and complain loudly. Ed Foster's Gripelog seems like a good resource.     —brad

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