For instance, Vistaâ€™s End Users License Agreement (EULA – pdf, 100 kb, 14 pages) limits the numbers of copies that can be made (allowing only one for backup purposes). The anti-virus program that comes with Vista reserves the right to delete any programs it deems dangerous without permission, even though this could mean the removal of legitimate and useful software (or prevent other software from working). And the EULA warns users that “you may not work around any technical limitations of the software.”
And that’s not all — read the whole editorial for more.
Dr. Michael Geist is the Canada Research Chair of Internet and E-commerce Law at the University of Ottawa.
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