Edison Phonograph EULA

Think end user license agreements (EULAs) are recent inventions? Thomas Edison used them on his phonograph cylinder at the start of the 1900s. The EULA didn’t protect Edison from innovations elsewhere; discs quickly beat out cylinders once the patents expired. Photo from fouro. » about 100 words

Somebody Somewhere Is Starting The Gamer’s Rights Movement

Annalee Newitz tells me that video game developers are looking for cheaters by installing spyware with their games. Blizzard, developer of World of Warcraft, Starcraft, and Diablo is among the biggest names doing this. Greg Hoglund, quoted at Copyfight, notes: I watched the [software] warden sniff down the email addresses of people I was communicating […] » about 300 words