February 10, 2003
Shrink Wrap Licensing

Software is usually purchased, and then plastic wrap and little white envelope with some additional licensing information printed on the seal are opened, to see what you've bought, and see the license. So (News.com says) Cathy Baker of San Rafael, CA has brought a class action suit against several software and resale companies, claiming (pdf) that their shrink-wrap license agreements unfairly forced buyers to agree to them without reading them. She suggests posting the licenses on the company websites, and in stores. But it's not all that clear what the damages are.

Another seating license of a sort.

Posted by Mary Hodder at February 10, 2003 07:02 AM
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