Re pt. 1: I do highly suggest you actually follow my advice - instead of spread potential misinformation about the enforceability of EULAs. Yes various sections of EULAs have been invalidated over the years in the US
. But this differs per country and EULA. Long term members also also once again, no more qualified on this matter than a register lawyer for whatever country you reside in.
Re pt. 2: Whether the EULA in part or full is enforceable will differ from country by country.
Re pt. 3: EA makes hundreds of millions a year, they'll have quite a few lawyers on retainer doing nothing but going through EULAs and various other legal matters. It has nothing to do with cost saving as those lawyers willl be on retainer... i.e. having them do one more EULA or not does not matter as the price is the same.
Re pt. 4: We now have arbitrary rules of when DRM counts or not? Why wasn't I sent the memo? :). If we use your definition then any of the EA online 'services' would count as being DRM... What do you think will happen when / if they go offline eh? ====================================
It's hard to tell - the download manager will almost certainly use some forms of DRM and other protective measures. My point in this case was more that the existence of that line in the EULA at all, is against the spirit of GoG and what GoG was supposed to stand for. GoG was supposed to stand for DRM free-games. Which means this line should have never been in the EULA in the first place. ========================================
Err.... long timer?
Gamerager -> "Registered: Sep 2010"
EmuAce -> "Registered: Oct 2008"
I might not use the forums very often, but I definitely think that 2008 precedes 2010 :).
1. Actually it would be you that's spreading misinformation about the enforceability of EULAs......not me. And btw how do you know they don't have legal experience? Hmm?
2. I never said they weren't this way.....i'm quoting on US law only.
3. Actually it does cost them more to redo EULAs....and they don't like spending money.....and they also don't like to waste time waiting for their lawyers to approve new EULAs for eveyr contract.
4. Again EULAs aren't DRM.....and if you think they are I have a bridge in NYC i'd like to sell you. Also these games don't use the EA online service so that last bit doesn't count as AGAIN that is just copy-paste from games that use their EULA that have uses for the EA online service.
A. This games don't use the download manager of EA or their online services so that doesn't apply. Also again it's old copy-paste from games that do use it...these games don't.
B. By longtimer I mean people like Bansama, Codagh, etal........they'll tell you the same thing I will, though more civilly....will you say they're wrong as well?