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April 21, 2010 9:16 AM   Subscribe

Cory Doctorow has a terms of service that he sends to publishing companies. Paraphrased it basically says "By opening this email, you agree to the following conditions" and then follows up with what rights he gives himself. Where can I find the full text of this?
posted by nushustu to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Here ya go!

The search term you need for this sort of thing is EULA (end user licensing agreement)
posted by heyforfour at 9:31 AM on April 21, 2010

Here is a nearly identical version that he uses as his signature in e-mails, suitable for copying and pasting. In this post, Doctorow writes about actually using the anti-EULA with a company.
posted by bryon at 9:38 AM on April 21, 2010 [1 favorite]

[comments removed - question is "where can I find this" not "what is your personal/legal opinion of this"]
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:09 AM on April 21, 2010

Thanks heyforfour, and thanks jessamyn. Opinions aside, I just needed it to use as an example for something.
posted by nushustu at 10:44 AM on April 21, 2010

I used to do something similar with the websites I visit by using a browser plugin that allows specification of additional HTTP request headers. I added one called something like X-UsersRights that read something like "By serving this http request, you agree that any content returned will be subject only to ordinary copyright law in the appropriate juristiction, and not any additional terms of use"
posted by Good Brain at 11:11 AM on April 21, 2010 [2 favorites]

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