[OT] EULA and legality

Lynn Fredricks lfredricks at proactive-intl.com
Mon Sep 10 19:37:01 EDT 2012

> I have no problem with Apple "behaving like a business", they 
> have a responsibility to their shreholders to do so, nor 
> would I expect them to provide any support if I broke their 
> EULA terms, nor do I blame them for trying to create a 
> closed, sanitized environment for their software to make 
> support easier.  I like Apple hardware and software, use it 
> as my main platform for programming and personal use.  I just 
> happen to believe their EULA is legally unenforceable.

Opinions don't matter though. Actions matter. Apple could be in the right,
or not. Apple can also spend not a lot of money to intimidate you into
giving up on the idea of being right.

IP law is a mess, and enforcement is one part iron fist (# of lawyers + $ =
win) to two parts wet noodle (no way to protect across borders or against
invisible small fry violators who bit torrent your stuff). The only thing
you can do is to claim as much as you can, and hope you are able to enforce
what you need to enforce.

Best regards,

Lynn Fredricks
Paradigma Software

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