Ports on Macbook

FBSD UG freebsd at rgbaz.eu
Mon Mar 2 02:09:13 PST 2009


On 1 mrt 2009, at 07:37, Charles Oppermann wrote:

>>> That depends on where you are domiciled. Under certain scenarios,  
>>> simply
>>> open the box, or installing the software constitutes acceptance of  
>>> the
>>> EULA.
>>
>> Yes I'm aware of that, but that kind of agreement isn't valid in  
>> Sweden.
>
> That would be tantamount to allowing software piracy in Sweden.  The  
> Mac OS X
> license agreements are contained in a PDF file here:
>
> http://images.apple.com/legal/sla/docs/macosx105.pdf
>
> There is a Swedish language agreement for sales in Sweden.  Using on- 
> line
> translation tools, it appears to be similar to what's already been  
> stated;
> use of the software consistutes acceptance of the agreement.  If you  
> do not
> agree, you are requested to return the software.  Presumably, the  
> retail
> materials contain this agreement, and I'm sure there is digital copy  
> that is
> presented and must be agreed to before use.
>
> I'm sure that Apple has very good lawyers who drafted the license  
> agreements
> and are aware of Swedish law.  While what you are doing may or may  
> not be in
> violation of any licenses, your position that "clicking yes or no is  
> not a
> handshake or oral agreement acording to Swedish law" seems dubious and
> ill-advised.
>
> Consider what you're suggesting:  If EULA's and license agreements  
> simply
> weren't valid in Sweden, then what would prevent massive piracy from
> occuring?  I would assume that if license agreements in Sweden weren't
> enforcable, someone would be setting up their own software copying  
> business.
>
> ...and if that happened, I would expect software companies to change  
> their
> license agreements in order to prevent it.
>
>> If you are under 18 you can't make any
>> legally binding agreements without your legal guardians permission.
>
> That might be true, but at least in the United States, parents or  
> guardians
> are usually held responsible.
> _______________________________________________

it's probably why this is happening in Sweden:
http://www.ukfast.co.uk/internet-news/pirate-bay-court-case-starts.html


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