House Toughens Spyware Penalties

David Schwartz davids at webmaster.com
Fri Oct 8 20:53:29 UTC 2004


	The general consensus seems to be that companies that choose to obey the
law will simply disclose everything their software does in many, many
paragraphs of legal language that few people will actually read. This will
allow them to claim they have consent for whatever it is that they do.

	On the bright side, it will at least be possible for those who are
sufficiently curious and diligent to determine what the software is doing by
picking through the legal language. I've heard that Gator's license is 20%
longer than the constitution.

	DS





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