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Post Reply Should shrinkwrap licenses be legally enforced?
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Posted 5/22/16
Should shrinkwrap licenses be legally enforced?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrink_wrap_contract
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Posted 5/22/16
Yes. Also I acknowledge "By visiting this polling I agree to the following terms..."
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Posted 5/23/16

macht_gut wrote:

Yes. Also I acknowledge "By visiting this polling I agree to the following terms..."


Shrinkwrap licenses could contain anything: clauses prohibiting fair use, clauses prohibiting criticism of the game, anti-competitive exclusivity agreements, clauses surrendering all owned property to the company, etc. How can it be fair to enforce an agreement which has not been read by both parties.
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Posted 5/24/16
There should be no need to shrink wrap a license.
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Posted 5/26/16


Sorry for the late response - work.

I agreed that Terms and Conditions could have clauses (rules) that are not "fair". However, it is the responsibility of the buyer to know this information prior to buying such product. The information can be made available by contacting the entity that owns the product asking for a copy of the Terms and Conditions. Read it and if you do not agree with the Terms and Conditions, don't buy it. Its a hard read in some cases but you should know what you have agreed to when you accepted the Terms and Conditions.
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Posted 5/27/16

macht_gut wrote:



Sorry for the late response - work.

I agreed that Terms and Conditions could have clauses (rules) that are not "fair". However, it is the responsibility of the buyer to know this information prior to buying such product. The information can be made available by contacting the entity that owns the product asking for a copy of the Terms and Conditions. Read it and if you do not agree with the Terms and Conditions, don't buy it. Its a hard read in some cases but you should know what you have agreed to when you accepted the Terms and Conditions.


This can be very difficult when someone is just shopping at a store, especially ten years ago. I read terms of service and EULAs that are immensely long. I do. It gets pretty long and often feel like companies are saying "we owe you nothing, we can change our contract at anytime without notice, some terms outlast this contract, if any parts are ruled illegal that the rest survive, you no longer own what you just bought because we said so."
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Posted 5/27/16


I agreed with your statement. Fortunately, we now live in the era of social media. Through social media, we can warning others of the Terms and Conditions of the product and by "shaming", change the Terms and Conditions.
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