The trouble with threads like this is that it is easy for it to touch on topics of nerves for some people.
Alot of the arguments are the exact same ones that the warez people use to justify their theft. They look for what they believe as being loopholes in the law and feel that as such they are entitled to do what they want.
The EULA is a simple straight forward legal document. So anyone who tries to purposely find holes in it will be held up to a similar regard as a warezer, even if they are not, and the comments made may reflect this. Because it is something that is a sore point for many people.
But DAZ has their lawyers who are well versed in the legal documentation required to run their business, so you can rest assured that the EULA is a valid legal document which can be enforced where and when they wish to do so. It is for everyone’s protection.
Trouble? Discussing issues never gets resolved by sticking our head in the sand. This is a discussion thread and shouldn’t be touching on anyone’s nerves.
Nobody said the EULA isn’t a simple straight-forward legal document. My point is that it should be available in different languages, so that the non English speaking customers understand what they are agreeing to. I originally responded in this thread
where the OP specifically stated that English is not his mother tongue. An admin chose to make this thread a new topic.
“Anyone who tries to purposely find holes in it will be held up to a similar regard ass a warezer, even if they are not, and the comments made may reflect this.” That’s a BS answer and it’s the same thing as saying, “How dare you question the government, that means you’re unpatriotic” and that’s major BS… it’s an answer that comes from someone who is ignorant. Intelligent, thinking people should always question authority when authority is being abused or is over reaching. Matter of fact, it is our responsibility to question and make changes when it is within our ability.
Loopholes? If there is a weakness in the law, you can rest assured that an attorney will find it. Matter of fact an attorney has a legal duty to do everything within their power to win their client’s case. That’s just the way our legal system is set up in the US. Why do you think it’s such a litigious state??
The EULA may be a legal document in the US, but even there English is not a mandatory language. I’m talking about international law anyway. If a company sells software outside of the US to customers world wide and they require a legal agreement for its use then, in all fairness, they should put that agreement in the primary language for that customer. Like I said the other day, Sony has this feature on their website. The browser picks up the country location and puts the agreement in the proper language. The customer cannot download updates unless they read and agree.
The bottom line, for me, is fairness. Plain and simple. I don’t like to hear that it’s the customers’ responsibility to learn English so they can understand the agreement. If a company wants the customers’ business then they should do everything in their power to be fair with all of their customers or refrain from doing business in non English speaking countries.