Can Your Cat Agree to an EULA?
Feb 21, 2009, 03:02 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Anne Loucks made a little cardboard placque with a downward
extension, put it over her keyboard, and by charmign her cat into
walking over it, the placque pressed down on the space bar,
agreeing to Adobe Reader's EULA. Her cat might not be a legal
entity, but the fact of the matter is that she herself did not
agree to the EULA, so technically, she shouldn't be covered by it.
"Back when I conducted my little investigation into the legality
of EULAs in The Netherlands, several legal experts concluded that
clicking "I agree" is a valid means to acknowledge an EULA.
However, I did not ask whether or not this would extend towards
other members of the household, who might also be using the covered