EULA’s Are Pointless

I came across this yesterday and have to agree, Does Anyone Actually Read Software EULAs?  I know I don't and I'm guessing you don't either.  Personally I find them rather pointless as regardless of what you put in there, I'm going to do what I'm going to do.  If your EULA says I can criticize your product publically and your product sucks, guess what?  I don't care about your EULA and I'm going to tell anyone that listens that your product sucks and why I think so.  You'll just have to get over it or sue me, OK?

Companies feel compelled to fill these things with lots of silly bullshit.  I know, you're just protecting your interests.  So why can't we simplify this?  You make your EULA's say we can't give copies of your proprietary product away to others and build the best product you can.  We the slugs that use it will agree not to pirate your wares and provide feedback to you on what's right and wrong with it.  In turn you'll use this information to make your product better and we'll praise it to other instead of making fun of it.  After all, if I paid for it, I think it's with my right to talk about it and do what I want with it -except give it to others.  Sound fair?
June 27, 2007 @ 12:26 pm | Category:
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