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  It's time to contact your local Senator. 
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FordGT90Concept Aug 24, 2005, 11:11pm EDT Report Abuse
Congress needs to sit down and write up some legislation on end user rights and the legality of sharing--not just files, but everything. I sternly believe that if what Sanders said was true, they are not only violating our rights but also, building a sure fire way to make sure you only buy certain products and thus, cementing any monopoly in place. Both of which should be obviously illegal.

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Jesus Malena Aug 29, 2005, 03:08am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: It's time to contact your local Senator.
You read, but didn't understand ha? Money talks and if you give them your money you agree to their laws. If you want to let them know how you feel, make them feel it in their pockets. Believe me once they see profits plumet they will see that companies have no power over the consumer. The consumer chooses what they want when they want it. Once companies see that bankruptcy is close to inevitable they will give up their idea of controlling and realizing that providing better content and better software for reasonable prices is the way to sway some users from pirating their content.

guru Shane Aug 29, 2005, 03:22am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: It's time to contact your local Senator.
GT90 has a point. It's not like everyone is just going to stop buying software as 1 entity. As long as they get a profit at all, it will continue. If you consider the numbers of people that need to stay competitive in order to keep their business going, that alone is enough to keep the software vendors in business. Laws need to be made to protect the individual's rights. Just because we are paying for a product, that does not give them the right to control what we do with it. The gun makers don't tell us when we can shoot. The car makers don't tell us where we can drive. The software companies shouldn't be able to tell us when, where, and with what device we use their software in... I definitely see a problem with these types EULA's.

FordGT90Concept Aug 29, 2005, 08:09pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: It's time to contact your local Senator.
They are trying to use the leverage they already have to force the competition in their favor indefinately. I know people will give up their rights to continue to use Microsoft products just because it is the only thing they know. It should be deemed unlawful to even present the idea as it is not far from a dictatorship in regards to software.

If I remember what I forgot, I have not forgotten it.
dalecosp Mar 09, 2007, 03:41pm EST Report Abuse
>> Open the prison doors, and *leave*....
The answer is here --- it's Apple, then Linux, then *BSD.


And, in particular, the farther down that continuum you go, the farther from the Death Star you will get. The philosophical differences behind software development are coming into play. We can choose to be free, or choose to submit.

Your choice.

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