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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Depends on the legal system of the country in question. For the most part, I would assume that most legal systems follow the typical “default to (almost) no rights” constellation, which means that you have almost no rights to do anything with something, unless the rights holder grants you these rights.

    In that constellation, if you do not understand the EULA, you cannot understand that you were granted rights you would not usually have, which would lead me to believe that you must not use the product in the first place.

    In other words, not understanding the EULA means you must not use the product at all, rather than meaning you can do anything you want because you didn’t know you weren’t allowed to.

    But IANAL.

    • That is, in general, the way it works. If you agree to the terms of the EULA, then you are tacitly admitting you do know what it means, even if you don't. You are responsible to know.

      Now, one exception might be if you don't even know enough to KNOW it is an EULA. But as you (and most users) have seen enough to know what one looks like, this would be hard for most people to argue.

      IAANAL.