Political repression via software required by US law
It is already required by law in the US
I hope it is not a secret here that most of those packages to "protect" children from pornagraphy also block material based upon the political and personal views of the manufacturers. Things a child can buy at any bookstore or read in any library are blocked and redirected.
So as it is already required by law for very unfreeware what is the sudden interest in it being done by freeware?
Re: License as Contract
> If you don't accept the license, then
> the author grants you absolutely NO
> RIGHTS to use the software in any way at
> all. This has nothing to do with the
> UCITA. The UCITA makes a contract
> binding when the user does certain
> things (like break a seal or install the
> software), whereas the GPL simply grants
> you rights to use the software IF YOU
> ACCEPT IT. It's a legally binding
> contract just like any other.
The next time I buy software from the author and we negotiate a contract I will keep that in mind. I have only twice bought software from an auther or an author's agent. Agent has a legal meaning in that an agent can speak for the author.
Meaning purchases from retailers are excluded.