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The Anti-EULA

June 7th, 2010 · 4 Comments

I just noticed this in Cory Doctorow’s sig; sorely tempted to add it to mine:

READ CAREFULLY. By reading this email, you agree, on behalf of your employer, to release me from all obligations and waivers arising from any and all NON-NEGOTIATED  agreements, licenses, terms-of-service, shrinkwrap, clickwrap, browsewrap, confidentiality, non-disclosure, non-compete and acceptable use policies (“BOGUS AGREEMENTS”) that I have entered into with your employer, its partners, licensors, agents and assigns, in perpetuity, without prejudice to my ongoing rights and privileges. You further represent that you have the authority to release me from any BOGUS AGREEMENTS on behalf of your employer.

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Tags: Law · Tech and Tech Policy


       

 

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 K. Chen // Jun 7, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    You know, it occurs to me that if someone hit “reply” to such an e-mail, which then contained that signature line, they would essentially be giving a signed writing binding them to that agreement.

  • 2 Speech Is Free « The New Print // Jun 16, 2010 at 7:13 am

    [...] subversive, freedoms for yourself at zero cost to you other than a little bit of cleverness.  Like Cory Doctorow’s Anti-EULA: READ CAREFULLY. By reading this email, you agree, on behalf of your employer, to release me from [...]

  • 3 Autie Author // Nov 22, 2011 at 4:22 am

    Take it and use it freely. The clever person who came up with it gifted it to the Public Domain so that anyone who wants to use it won’t require permission.

  • 4 エドハーディー // Jan 20, 2012 at 3:36 am

    s. Like Cory Doctorow’s Anti-EULA: READ CAREFULLY. By reading this em

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