Sunday, September 12, 2010

Autodesk to users: "Screw you!"

If you read any EULA for a "industry standard" proprietary software package, that's what every sentence is, but in legalese. I feel somewhat dirty for being with Autodesk on this one, but I am. Either a license agreement is contractually binding or it is not. The GPL relies on the same legal mechanics. That's why it's brilliant, because it liberates users with the means that were developed to exploit them. (Link.)


Mr. Alex said...

I've seen some commentary suggesting that any EULAs which state that they can be "changed or amended without the agreeing party's consent" are legally void due to said clause.

Pete said...

That's cool. Anything to trip them up.