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Apr 01, 2011

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R. Paul Waddington

There is only one thing users need to know Owen; it the EULA negotiable?

Steve Johnson

Lawyer words aren't cheap. Isn't it nice to see Autodesk has been putting our Subscription cash to such good use? I can feel this EULA boosting my productivity to whole new levels.

I MUST SAY I'M GLAD THAT THE SHOUTING HAS BEEN TONED DOWN. SOMEBODY MUST HAVE SHOWN AUTODESK'S LAWYERS HOW THE CAPS LOCK KEY WORKS.

Did you check to see if they slipped the complete works of Shakespeare somewhere in the middle to crank up the billable hours? If they did, how many people would notice? You, Paul and ...?

Kevin Anderson

The whole secret police mentality of legalese perpitrated agianst & upon their own customers makes it near impossible not to have a revolting reaction to the ELUA. The bankruptcy clause gives an all new meaning to vaporware - the license just dissapears!

JG Gerth

so, we can presume that Autodesk turned a tidy profit selling GM all new licenses after they declared bankrupcy?

Ralph Grabowski

In the one-sidedness that is EULAs, Autodesk can break the license terms any way it wants. GM goes bankrupt? No problem. SMB goes bankrupt? Big problem.

R. Paul Waddington

I have just finished going through the AutoCAD 2012 EULA and will say lot more elsewhere.

Ralph, you are only correct about the one sided nature of the EULA only if you think the EULA is a contract and legally enforceable. It is not!

Equally no need to feel revolted by the insolvency clause Kevin. Despite, for an individual, its Sherlock like, kicking you when your down by taking away the tools of your trade approach Autodesk is demonstrating with this stipulation.

Nick

What do you mean by the EULA not being legally enforceable? I thought that was the whole point of it.

Ralph Grabowski

EULA is not legally enforceable under certain circumstances, such as (a) it violates the law of the land, or (b) a court rules the EULA unenforceable.

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