September 21, 2021 by Uncategorized 0

Funny License Agreements

Funny License Agreements

Has anyone ever read the license agreements that come with the software? Most are legal, but some are downright funny: what many people don`t know about buying digital files online is that you don`t really buy the file; You are currently purchasing a license to use it. Like video games. The wording of Steam download services states that the payment of the total price of a game. Please, can someone explain to me the fun part of this CEULA? They are free to use or change anything you postIn order to post this unique sunset image with a Valencia filter, you must agree to grant Instagram a royalty-free worldwide license to use or edit your photos/videos/audios as they wish. You also waive your right to participate in a class action against the Company. The really funny thing is that they never asked for the old key, but disabled it. I can`t verify it because it never worked for me. And finally, deleting your photos from the respective websites should take into account privacy and copyright issues, right? Well. Not exactly. There is also a section in these user agreements that states that they can retain the rights to these deleted images until a commercially reasonable period of time has elapsed. And indeed, if Sony discovers that I have violated a provision of its 20,000 words of collective legal agreements that I and perhaps three other people around the world have read in their entirety, the company reserves the right: in particular, the terms you have agreed to indicate that you are “global, not exclusive, royalty-free license, sublicensable and transferable to use, reproduce or distribute your private photos. But they make it a point to make it clear that you still own everything you download. Of course, that doesn`t mean you`ll see a dime if they use the image of you on the beach last summer in one of those “Obey this rule for a flat stomach!” ads.

(and not in a good way, Flabby). But still, you totally own this image. That said, they won`t sue you if you use it elsewhere. To see? What worries you? You can do whatever they want with your photos and information, certainly the biggest boogeyman in the group, Facebook has hidden details that raise eyebrows in the fine print. On the one hand, you give them the license to use all your photos in any way (for example. B in an advertisement). You will retain this license even if you delete your account, unless such “content” has been removed by everyone. Facebook also reserves the right to use your data, whether to improve its services or to conduct controversial psychological studies. Also. Nevertheless, overcoming the initial breakdown of the agreements allowed me to relax a little in the flow on Tuesday and learn a little more about the legal context behind these documents. After reading and accepting the terms of use of the Guardian (6,900 words, fairly standard material) and Buzzfeed (3,788 words, ditto), of course, just to leave a few comments on each site. I thought almost the same thing.

What I would like to see is that instead of licensing agreements, they basically offer some flexibility in terms of what they can prescribe through copyright. For example, a company might say you`re only allowed to have the progr if, for some reason, you have objections to a company that wants to know where you are every second of the day, in exchange for nothing more than the right to buy Coldplay songs for $1.29 per pop (oops, we mean license), no problem. It simply means that you can never use the iTunes Store. Only half the week, but much more than half of the legal agreements I had to read at the end, I ran out of energy. I intentionally changed my behavior to avoid having to read the EULA. I had already agreed to the Playstation Terms of Use; I didn`t want to read this for Valve`s Steam just so I could play PC games the same week. Just like software, video game licensing agreements can be strange. If you decide to purchase Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon on Steam, you should be aware of this limitation in the game`s EULA: if you do not install the latest version of the system software as soon as possible, you have broken the contract. If you “rent, rent, sublicense, publish, modify, correct, adapt or translate” the PS4 software, you have broken the contract.

If you have “any . modified hardware” with the PS4 you broke the agreement. A software license is a legal instrument (usually through contract law, with or without printed material) that regulates the use or redistribution of software. The microblogging platform and social media tool Tumblr have taken a very honest and accurate look in their user agreements. Many EULAs contain thousands of words of confusing legal language that can sometimes hide crazy conditions. Let`s look at some fun EULAs from the past and present to see what crazy clauses you`ve probably accepted. “. a limited, terminable, non-exclusive license and the right to use the Software for your personal use in accordance with this Agreement and the Subscription Terms. The software is licensed, not sold. Your license does not confer any title or ownership of the Software. Any special considerations, which may include financial compensation, will be granted to a limited number of licensees authorized to read this section of the License Agreement and contact PC Pitstop at

This offer may be withdrawn at any time. At some point (most likely the second the idea of the social network came to someone`s mind), it was discovered that people`s personal photos represented a virtually unlimited supply of content that could be exploited by advertisers. As a result, just about every social network has included a clause in their user agreements that allows them to use your images for commercial purposes. By the end of Monday, I hadn`t done much but read the terms and conditions. Another large part of the Apple documentation came with my laptop and required different agreements for the operating system and for iTunes (a total of 20,000 words); The requirements for Dropbox (1,500 words) and my Oyster card (2,200 words) were thin in comparison, although both failed the readability test, with MEANINGLESS CAPITAL LETTERS in effect. On Thursday, I was graciously out of the house in the evening. Say whatever you want about the scourge of drinking, but no pub I`ve been to forces you to flip your pints if you don`t follow their rules. And board and card games have yet to follow video games in the obscure licensing agreements required before you can play them with your friends.

So why do we spend so much time ignoring the thousands of words of legally binding “end user license agreements” (EULAs, if you will) of legally binding contracts that we accept every day? Is it even possible to read the terms and conditions of everything a typical person does? Does it even have any value to read all this? Do you have an idea in mind that would make a great article? Then sign up for our author workshop! Do you have expertise in creating and manipulating images? Mediocre? Even rudimentary? Are you afraid of MS Paint and just have a fun idea? You can create an infographic and you could be on the front page of tomorrow! Some have argued that the vast majority of legal phrases found in the information age are worth little more than the pixels on which they are written. Citing British customary law, they stress that a valid contract must, at least theoretically, offer the possibility of negotiation. End user license agreements – the rules that govern the use of software and even hardware that has mostly already been purchased and paid for – violate this legal principle. Although licensing agreements are enforceable contracts, as BEUC`s Agustín Reyna points out, they may go too far, even for the courts. “In European law and also at national level, we have what is called `unfair terms legislation`,” he says. If a particular contract contains unfair terms, “the judge can carry out a kind of balancing test and check whether the terms are unfair. Everything in the contract will not be enforceable. But still, they got ahead: Netflix (4,000 words, and starts with false hopes with a cheerful and human “Welcome to Netflix! ” before sinking into the grey legalistic porridge); Apple TV (4,000 extra words and as bad as previous Apple deals); Storify (5,300 words, again introduced with a “Thank you for using Storify!”, has again exhausted my will to live); and Bandcamp with its 7,100-word EULA, too long, which was saved by separating with lime green text instead of capital letters. .