General Chat Thread, Do You Read Your Licence Agreements? in General; I must admit I hadn't spotted these entries until I read a post from another forum where I have membership. ...
14th January 2011, 08:50 AM #1
Do You Read Your Licence Agreements?
I must admit I hadn't spotted these entries until I read a post from another forum where I have membership. I went looking and I found these entries:
So make sure that you do not use QuickTime to control life support machines or to aid in the development of nuclear missiles etc.
Last edited by DaveP; 14th January 2011 at 08:54 AM.
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Edu-IT (14th January 2011)
14th January 2011, 08:56 AM #2
Ooops, I think I have of breached their conditions
14th January 2011, 08:58 AM #3
Those are normal get out clauses in US EULA, probably due to the litigation culture over there (eg. having to put 'warning hot' on a coffee cup).
14th January 2011, 08:58 AM #4
Hmmm I used Quicktime to play that step-by-step guide to making your own home brew nuclear reactor.
Do I have to turn it off now?
14th January 2011, 09:09 AM #5
We've had this conversation before - last time, it turned out that srochford actually had a nuclear reactor to hand:
Originally Posted by DaveP
14th January 2011, 09:29 AM #6
That reminds me of the company that added a $1000 prize in their EULA to see how many people read it.. ( Link )
14th January 2011, 09:37 AM #7
There used to be something similar in the Java disclaimer about not relying on it for weapons control systems.
14th January 2011, 09:42 AM #8
Thankfully, I don't have a single install of Quicktime on any of our Windows PCs. I'll have to make sure our budding nuclear technicians stick to the Macs for Garageband only.
14th January 2011, 09:45 AM #9
Damn, my plans for world domination via an army of robots armed with laser guns foiled again.
Originally Posted by pete
14th January 2011, 01:22 PM #10
Some of it is to do with US Export Embargoes. They don't want companies to sell to other countries they don't want to trade with.
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