[linux-elitists] Re: [silk] Fw: [LIG] All those ppl/corporates using Microsoftoffice,BEWARE!! (fwd)

Eugene Leitl Eugene.Leitl@lrz.uni-muenchen.de
Sat Sep 29 09:13:33 PDT 2001


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Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 11:43:21 +0530
From: Ashish Gulhati <hash@netropolis.org>
Reply-To: silklist@lists.vipul.net
To: silklist@lists.vipul.net
Subject: Re: [silk] Fw: [LIG] All those ppl/corporates using Microsoftoffice,
     BEWARE!!


Sony's EULA (which is INSIDE the box, and so which you get to read
only AFTER your purchase) for software that comes pre-installed on the
Picturebook includes these gems:

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SOFTWARE DATA COLLECTION AND MONITORING

The SONY SOFTWARE contains features which may allow Sony and/or third
parties to collect data from, control and/or monitor computers and
devices running or interacting with the SONY SOFTWARE. You hereby
agree that such activities may occur.

GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION, JURY TRIAL WAIVER

This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of
California, United States of America, without regards to conflicts of
laws provisions. Any dispute arising out of this agreement shall be
subject to the exclusive venue of state and federal courts of Santa
Clara County, California, and the parties hereby consent to the venue
and jurisdiction of such courts. THE PARTIES HERETO WAIVE TRIAL BY
JURY WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTERS ARISING UNDER OR RELATING TO THIS
AGREEMENT.

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Given that this machine has a built-in camera and microphone, the
implications of the first clause above are pretty extreme.

You hereby agree to have your ass laminated.

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