Nathan (gemsling) wrote,

Copyright Question of the Day

Thanks to those who answered last week's question. I agree that a playwright should have some control over his play, even though I don't believe hiding behind copyright law is the right way to enforce moral rights.

Today's question: When you buy a SonyBMG CD and put it in your computer, is it okay for them to install spyware that can't easily be removed and might make your computer more vulnerable to virus or worm attack?

Keep in mind that you have agreed to have some sort of software installed (maybe not spyware), by accepting the EULA, which says:
...this CD will automatically install a small proprietary software program (the “SOFTWARE”) onto YOUR COMPUTER. The SOFTWARE is intended to protect the audio files embodied on the CD, and it may also facilitate your use of the DIGITAL CONTENT. Once installed, the SOFTWARE will reside on YOUR COMPUTER until removed or deleted.
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