Re: Legitimate D4 copy
From: Arthur Hoornweg (arthur.hoornweg_at_wanadoo.nl.net)
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2004 16:16:51 +0100
Craig Stuntz [TeamB] wrote:
> if you're going to be picky, I would say, "Assuming that
> part of the EULA hasn't been tossed by the courts in your
Picky? I merely outline the fairness and common sense of
European legislation. Let me explain.
European law simply requires that buyers be informed about
limitations that might reduce the value of the product to
them before they pay for it, not afterwards. No more, no
Meaning that if you pay for a product first and then,
after opening the box, you are suddenly confronted with
surprise Eula limitations that reduce the value of the
product for you, you're not legally bound by them.
Not being allowed to transfer ownership to someone else
if you discontinue the use of the product is certainly
a major limitation of the user's rights that he should
be informed about. Software isn't that cheap that one
can afford to throw it away.
The solution is simple: Let the user know exactly what
he's buying! Print the EULA on the box! Clearly legible
in big print, in the country's native language to avoid
Of course a sticker, reading: "this license is strictly
personal and non-transferrable. If you're disappointed
with the product, well that's too bad. You're going to
be stuck with it anyway" may be terribly bad for sales.
But that's the choice of the manufacturer.
-- Arthur Hoornweg (please remove the ".net" from my e-mail address)