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Can I legally use Microsoft Office on two computers? Yes, you can!

Software licenses are about as enjoyable to read as subpoenas, and sometimes they're every bit as ominous. Still, every now and then there's something buried deep in the murky depths of that EULA you barely glanced at which is actually good to know about. Take this tweet from Microsoft Australia, for example. It offered an interesting insight that you might not have been aware of: any version ...

The time has come for me to say goodbye to Facebook too

Jason Clarke did it first, and now I feel the time has come for me to say goodbye to Facebook. For me, it started getting creepy when I kept getting status updates from people who are not even my friends, and who have no idea they're broadcasting their status to "friends of friends". Sure, you can control that through the privacy settings. But how many people actually know all 170 privacy setting...

The Download Squad Brief: Apple v Psystar

The Battle of Apple vs Psystar has played out in the courts and the blogosphere over the past year and has pitted the personal computing giant against open source community and consumer advocates determined to test the boundaries of the legal protection of software. Psystar is a Miami based company in the business of producing Apple clones by installing OS X and Snow Leopard on Intel desktops und...

And you thought modern EULAs were crazy

Click-wrap, EULA, whatever. Call it what you will but the fact remains; The EULA is a legal document intended to aid you in giving up your rights. You might think -- as we did -- that the EULA is a late 20th century manifestation but, here's a news flash... it's not. Record collector Damon Burke shows this example of an early 20th century EULA, printed on the label of a 78 RPM record. The surpr...

Who reads EULAs? Maybe you should

Each one of us has faced a long dialog box full of legalese with the words "READ CAREFULLY" at the top. Admit it, like most of us you've shrugged and clicked "I Agree" before giving it much thought. By doing so, you've "signed" what is commonly referred to as a "clickwrap" agreement and, you'd be surprised to what you've agreed. Boing Boing co-editor Cory Doctorow explains in InformationWeek some...

More Vista licensing ugliness

Suprises Inside Microsoft Vista's EULA! Oh, sorry, that was supposed to be a sad frowny face, not an exclamation point. These are not surprises like the ones you find at the bottom of your Froot Loops. They're like the ones you find in, well, Microsoft licenses. The SecurityFocus article by Scott Granneman says that while Microsoft has tried to spit-polish Vista's license terms in recent weeks, th...

A look at Vista's geek-surly licensing

Ah, EULAs. Can live with them, can't be bothered to read them. TechWeb has an illuminating overview of what's new in Windows Vista's end-user license agreement, i.e. that thing you never read before clicking "I Agree." Of course, there's plenty of new stuff that you can't do. To begin with, Microsoft forbids you from transferring the OS to another machine more than once. Whereas you could transfer...