Ed Foster, a former editor at InfoWorld, recently finished a three-week take on licensing agreements, and some of their egregious terms and restrictions. While Foster is from the software world, his examples of restrictive licensing are from all industries. Given the digital age in which we live, and the trend toward licensing goods rather than selling them (which would allow consumers federal rights under the copyright law’s first sale doctrine), these columns are very important.
Ed Foster. A Good Deal. Ed Foster’s Gripe Log. May 20, 2004.
Ed Foster. EULA Nasties. Ed Foster’s Gripe Log. May 13, 2004.
Ed Foster. Fair Terms. Ed Foster’s Gripe Log. May 6, 2004.