[OT] EULA and legality

Peter Alcibiades palcibiades-first at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Sep 10 10:28:35 EDT 2012

Its unclear because it is most likely that an EU court, if it ever came to
that, would decide that it was a purchase and not a license.  Because if it
walks and quacks like a duck....

Or as Lincoln said, if a tail is a leg how many legs does a dog have?  Four,
because a tail is not a leg.


Warren Samples wrote
> ......Why is it unclear? Because you don't understand it or because you
> don't 
> like it? You are licensed to use the software but only so long as you 
> are using it according to the terms under which Apple (in this example) 
> agrees to make it available to you. Your license ends when you use the 
> software outside those terms. Deciding that the terms don't suit you 
> isn't license to ignore them. Your legal option is to find some other 
> software with terms you like better or that fit your particular scenario 
> better.
> Warren
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