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    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.

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    Ooops, I think I have of breached their conditions

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    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).

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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    So make sure that you do not use QuickTime to control life support machines or to aid in the development of nuclear missiles etc.
    We've had this conversation before - last time, it turned out that srochford actually had a nuclear reactor to hand:

    EULA madness

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    That reminds me of the company that added a $1000 prize in their EULA to see how many people read it.. ( Link )

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    There used to be something similar in the Java disclaimer about not relying on it for weapons control systems.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete View Post
    There used to be something similar in the Java disclaimer about not relying on it for weapons control systems.
    Damn, my plans for world domination via an army of robots armed with laser guns foiled again.

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    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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