Ernie the Attorney : searching for truth & justice (in an unjust world)
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Tuesday, February 11, 2003

Mr. Blogger goes to Harvard - Dave Winer is at Harvard and he's asking questions and answering them.  A lot of them have to do with the power of weblogs to change.  Harvard's a stodgy place, but Dave is passionate and committed, and he's got friends in cyber-places.  Stay tuned.  This is more exciting than Joe Millionaire.

9:24:11 PM    

Somehow you just had know this was going to happen - Lawsuit challenges Microsoft licensing. A California woman sues Microsoft, Symantec and others, claiming the companies misled consumers by requiring them to consent to licensing agreements they haven't read. [via CNET]

It doesn't take a legal scholar to suspect that a shrinkwrap license, which requires you to agree to its conditions without having first had the chance to read it, is subject to challenge.    Now let's see how it plays out in court.

Later: Oh, and check this out.  Suddenly these shrinkwrap licenses are starting to take some heat.  It's about time.  One gets the feeling that if the public weren't watching, and if they thought they could get away with it, the software companies would just pass a law that requires people to automatically send them money even if they didn't use their software.

1:10:21 PM    

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