[LINK] Fwd: Software licensing logic bomb
Tue, 24 Sep 2002 17:16:57 +1000
Software licensing logic bomb
>SOFTWARE vendors are using online copyright agreements to impose draconian
>terms - including logic bombs - that may be illegal under Australian law,
>legal experts have warned.
>Some corporations are stepping so far over the line they could be
>prosecuted under the Trade Practices Act for unconscionable conduct, said
>e-security specialist Leif Gamertsfelder of law firm Deacons.
>"If a corporation provided a software program to consumers and one month
>later released a security patch for it, it may be unconscionable for the
>corporation to then impose supplementary conditions," Mr Gamertsfelder said.
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