The Software License Question

The Software License Question.

It's a question we've asked before, but we still haven't heard any good answers. Why do software products come with licenses, when most other types of copyrighted works don't?

So where does the idea that software must be licensed come from? The easy answer of course is the software publishers. But the harder question is why so many think that licenses have something to do with copyright law when in fact the only reason for EULAs is to take away rights we'd otherwise have.

Read and post comments about this story here.  [Ed Foster's Radio Weblog]

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