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Using BSD licensed in closed source software

As far as I'm aware, it is ok to use BSD licensed source code in a closed source application for commercial purposes, but do you have to reference the BSD licensed code at all? In other words, do you ...
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EULA acceptance

If I have a EULA radio button on website to be clicked before downloading software, does it actually comply that user is really accepting it. It doesnt record anything in DB. it's just simple ...
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Which countries allow reverse engineering for one of their licences when it permits unlimited software copying, & doesn't forbid reverse engineering?

I was under the impression that reverse engineering can mainly be legally prohibited in two ways: via copyright law forbidding the making of copies; and via an end-user licence agreement (EULA) ...
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Can liability for data disclosure be waived by T&Cs under GDPR?

I live in Ireland, an EU county subject to the GDPR. I see in a service T&Cs the line: "Despite our use of commercially reasonable efforts to protect your Personal Information from ...
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how are companies like metasploit and trustedsec and rapid7 legally protected?

rapid7 and trustedsec develop professional penetration testing software rapid7 also sells a pro version of metasploit...my question is that if someone uses their software illegally how are those ...
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Does a EULA protect the developer [closed]

I have a simple question...If a client asks a developer to develop a penetration testing / security related software and that he is ready to accept the EULA which comes with the software...does that ...
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Can disabling Windows 10 updates be considered a crime?

There's a pretty (in)famous post on Russian Microsoft Answers site (just search by UID to see it referenced in many news stories) where user asks how he can disable Windows Update through registry due ...
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Is there always a legal way to make an open source product integrate against the will of a proprietary vendor?

This question is tightly related to other questions here. I'm asking for the USA. Rather than questioning a method of evasion, or predicating the question on any specific contract let's assume there ...
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can I get sued without accepting EULA

I plan publishing information in an article about Software which is the result of people reverse engineering the software. The author of the software has been attempting to sue people who made use of ...
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Does Mojang break the law with restrictions in their EULA for Minecraft?

Minecraft is a world building game that is produced/sold by Mojang AB. Minecraft may be played both offline (local data) or online (connecting to a server). Minecraft's EULA says that you may not ...
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Is using method below against the eula of pubg?

I made a generic tool/application to terminate the foreground window on windows systems. It is written in c++. It uses functions from windows.h: HWND foo = GetForegroundWindow(); GetWindowText(foo,...
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Is a Hacking EULA legal?

So I often watch my web server traffic. At least a quarter of the time, it's someone attempting to break in. Either by ssh or by attacking my directories and login panel. My question is, if I ...
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Reverse engineering for security research

Is it legal to reverse engineer a closed source application in order to check how secure it is if: the software came preinstalled on the device (i.e. I have not signed an EULA) I have signed an ...
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Confusing EULA statement in Adnroid SDK

In 3.2 of the Android SDK EULA, it says that I am not supposed to develop for non-CTS compliant versions of Android. Does that mean I can't test on a phone that's not CTS-compliant, or does that mean ...
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Is there a state where ignorance of law is an excuse?

I don't understand End User License Agreements and many kids and teenagers don't either when they install games in whichs' EULAs it says various bad things about privacy that is not understandable by ...
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Software content library license requires “including a valid copyright notice”. How does it limit my use?

I recently purchased licenses for two pieces of music production software; specifically, those are virtual instruments with a library of sound samples. The end-user license agreement terms for both ...
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Is it legal to reference proprietary OS icons in an app?

I am using an open source app for MacOS. This app is also distributed through the Apple App Store. This app is meant to replace some built in OS functionality. It recently came to my attention that ...
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EULA for Global Liability

I have a software that is used by almost every country. I can not know what each country have as restrictions their laws. Can I provide an EULA and say: By using this software, software developer ...
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Are there limits on terms that can be stipulated in an EULA?

I've seen that EULAs say things like "Don't say anything bad about the EULA or this product.". What if the termination clause doesn't terminate that part of the EULA? Is the person forever locked out ...
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Apps Privacy Policy on a site

Suppose I have an android app on Google Play. They encourage publishers to have EULAs and Privacy Policies for each app. Suppose I put my EULA and Policies on some simple site (web page). For example, ...
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How do I search for an Intellectual Property lawyer focused on software licensing?

As of today, we have a list of issues in our software product EULA that need to be addressed: export regulations, indemnity, legal entities, etc. How do I find a specialized law firm (even worldwide)?...
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Is a EULA without clickwrap binding?

I'm making an android app and I don't want to bother the user with a EULA popup when they first start the app. Would it be enough to make a link to the EULA (in an easy to find place in the app) and ...
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Which country's court interprets EULAs and Terms of Services online?

I'm thinking of writing a new kind of EULA for my software and Terms of Service for my art commissions and website. I'm not sure of which country a court interprets those legal documents. I live in ...
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'Click To Agree' Terms of Services And Other Digital Agreements

I've seen countless TOS/EULA/Legal agreements that basically say, 'Click here to Agree'. What legal implication (if any) is there if I circumvent the action of clicking on that link/checkbox/button? ...
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What are possible implications of developing software that breaks other software's EULA when used as intended?

First, I'm not developing any software used for piracy, hacking or online game cheating. Inspired by some AutoHotkey scripts, I made program that acts like a macro for some game launcher and updater ...
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Are there any resources for creating terms and conditions for websites?

I am currently on the process of making a forum based website that will contain users emails, passwords and possibly names. When The users signs up they will need to accept the terms and conditions ...
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Is it legal to host a directory of .onion urls?

.onion is a special-use top level domain suffix designating an anonymous hidden service reachable via the Tor network. .onion. (2016, March 11). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 12:46,...
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Is MCLeaks breaking the Minecraft EULA?

I have been in an argument for the last twenty or so minutes regarding the legality of a website known as "MCLeaks" (link to terms of service), which is a purveyor of free Minecraft accounts by way of ...
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Is the Benchmarking clause in VMware's EULA actually valid?

The VMware End User License Agreement reads as follows: 2.4 Benchmarking. You may use the Software to conduct internal performance testing and benchmarking studies. You may only publish or ...
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Proof of EULA Acceptance

I know I need to have a mandatory EULA accepted before allowing users onto my system. Simply recording information about the user and having a database column with "accepted" doesn't seem like it ...
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Reverse-Engineering an Application without EULA

The place where I work have recently installed a tool on our computer systems. However there are a few things that I don't quite like about the tool and would like to improve them. However I am ...
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Is it legal to exclude any “adhesion contract” regulations? (CZ)

I found this in the license agreement for the JetBrains products: 12.8. You declare that You have had sufficient opportunity to review this Agreement, understand the content of all of its clauses, ...
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Can terminated licenses in EULAs be revived?

If a user hacks their video game while the EULA of their video game says that the license will be terminated upon hacking, is it possible in any way to gain back the license once it's terminated or is ...
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EULA for warranty and liability disclaimer

My browser extensions are licensed under GPL. But GPL serves for code distribution not program usage. As an example, this extension is licensed under GPL. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/...
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Can I be prohibited from fixing bugs in a licensed software?

I have purchased software product, which the company claims is licensed to me, and it contains an EULA that says that I am not allowed to reverse engineer or modify the software at all, and a ...
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Minecraft EULA Bypass

The Minecraft EULA forbids you from doing certain things. To run a Minecraft server, the well known server software force you to accept the EULA. But what if this bit of code was removed where you no ...
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Can I legally decompile my own binary code created by copyrighted compiler?

I've the following scenario: I've written some programming code which I own, but I lost the source code, however I've binary which was created by the compiler. Can I simply decode my own binary code ...
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Windows 10 Eula Privacy Rights

Many are claiming that Windows 10's data collection is much more invasive than previous Microsoft products, even claiming that Windows 10 ships with a keylogger and reports every keystroke back to ...
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Can I use illegally obtained code?

There are some EULA which prohibit disassembly or reverse-engineering of its executables Now Joe in Somalia gets a hold if this software, disassembles it, and publishes the algorithm online. Bob in ...
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To what degree do I have to comply to COPPA in this scenario?

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) is designed to restrict sites collecting information about children under the age of 13 years of age. If I am operating a general purpose web ...
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Under what principles can one be sued for not obeying a clickwrap contract they never signed?

Many software packages come with a EULA which uses claims such as "by opening this package you hereby agree to ... (some laws going far beyond classical copyright)". Now, what happens if your friend ...
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USA: Does a user who has falsely stated that he/she has read an EULA or similiar agreement risk liability solely for the false statement?

Many software products and Internet services require that users agree to an EULA or terms of service agreement before the product or service can be used. The user is often required to state that he/...
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Can a spyware or a virus act legally with EULA?

Lets think there is a virus that acts like a software. Its acting like a regular software. It's installation is visible to user and again like a regular software, it asks user to accept its End-user ...