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February 23, 2005
EULA Nets Careful Reader $1,000
If EFF's white paper on horrendous end user license agreements was the stick, we now have the carrot. Reports Slashdot:
When Doug Heckman was installing a PC Pitstop program, he actually read the EULA. In it, he found a clause stating that he could get financial compensation if he emailed PC Pitstop. The result: a $1,000 check, and proof that people don't read EULAs (3,000 people before him didn't notice it). The goal of this was to prove that one should read all EULAs, so that one can see if an app is spyware if it is buried in the EULA.
Brilliant, brilliant idea.
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