Question about license agreements.

Discussion in 'EULAlyzer Forum' started by imperium, Dec 1, 2009.

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  1. imperium
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    imperium Registered Member

    I am thinking of installing EULAlzer but have a question. Couldn't an unscrupulous company simply omit certain information regarding adware/spyware in the license agreement or is that against the law?
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    javacool BrightFort Moderator

    Hi,

    Apologies for the delayed reply.

    Although a company certainly could omit certain information from a EULA, the average interest rating of EULAs submitted to our EULA Research Center would seem to indicate that they almost always include it.

    (It would certainly seem to be in the best interest of a company to get you to agree in advance to any behavior that might be considered *potentially* objectionable.)

    I can't speak for the legal aspects, and obviously the worst of the worst generally don't even show a EULA (i.e. viruses, trojans) because their goal is to evade detection and removal. But in the general case, EULAs do tend to mention potential privacy concerns, third-party installs, advertising, etc.

    Which is all the more reason that you probably want to be aware of it. :)

    Best regards,

    -Javacool
  3. imperium
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    imperium Registered Member

    Thanks for the reply, Javacool. I have installed EULAlzer as it certainly comes in handy! :thumb:
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