EULAs Suck

By Deane Barker on February 3, 2007

Shrinkwrap Licenses: An Epidemic Of Lawsuits Waiting To Happen: Cory goes on a rant about EULAs. I agree with him, frankly, but any form of protest only works if everyone protests together and…well, I don’t think we’re going to have that sort of cooperation any time soon.

Anybody who bothered to read a clickwrap or shrinkwrap agreement would never install any software, click on any link on the Web, open an account with anyone, or even shop at many retail stores. The terms of these agreements are onerous and ridiculous. We go along with the gag because we think nobody’s paying any attention. But somebody’s going to start paying attention soon, and when they do, the results will be disastrous for the electronic economy.