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?
I am a software developer, and as such I have worked with both lawyers and EULAs in the past... :). Although I would not consider these to be great qualifications, it does mean I do know something about what I'm talking about. Including the processes involved in getting an EULA approved and everything.
In general - err on the side of caution, and do not assume that US law applies everywhere in the world. Read what it actually states, and what you're agreeing to. Before just blindly stating 'this is not applicable to me'.
2. I never said they weren't this way.....i'm quoting on US law only.
Pray tell, where might this disclaimer have been in any of your previous posts which I quoted...? What, it wasn't? So you were giving bad general advice, based on US case-law...?
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. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/retainer
I.e. a regular full time employee. The pay for which is consistent and not based on the number of jobs you provide. But on a set number of hours a week. There's bound to have been a lawyer within EA with a day or two of time to create an EULA for this specifically. They won't just get someone to randomly copy / pasta a previous EULA without it having been both verified and worked over by a lawyer yet again to make sure it's relevant and doesn't contain anything added by anyone.
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.
I've already replied several times regarding the copy / pasta comment. And I still see no reason to change my stance towards this - just repeating that it's copy / pasta does not change the EULA, or what it's asking of you. You have no idea what services these games do and do not use besides the limited amount that have so far been announced. Several might very well include the entire EA online platform for all you know...
And who said EULAs are DRM? Certainly not me - it is most certainly a form of rights management but not a digital one. My problems with the EULA are the rights they want you to sign away, such as your basic copyright regarding the game over to them (i.e. reviews, podcasts, long plays, tutorials, comments
) and the actual DRM specific sections of the EULA. I.e. 'you shall not attempt to circumvent the protection' this statement has no place on GoG in the first place.
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.
And pray tell, on what information are you basing this - considering that not even all games have been announced yet..? That's a pretty bold statement if you ask me.
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?
Unfortunatly, neither reputation nor age impresses me even slightly and I was just nitpicking with the comment as I considered it to be daft. What impresses me are sound and reasonable arguments.So yes, I would :).