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License Clicker Service

We agree—so you don't have to
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Nobody actually reads software licenses anymore. How could you? Even if you had the time to do so, they've become largely inscrutable anyway. You really have no idea what you're agreeing to.

So don't! Install the License Clicker client on your computer, set up a credit card on file, and then whenever you install new software, simply launch the client when the license comes up. Within seconds, one of our trained technicians will remotely connect to your computer, identify the software being installed, and agree to the license for you. This information is then recorded and sent to you via email, along with a sworn affidavit that you were NOT the one that actually agreed to the license.

Will this actually protect you in the event you violate the license? We don't know; it's never been tested before. But it can't hurt, and you'll be able to truthfully swear in court that you didn't agree with the license when you installed the software.

ytk, Dec 10 2015


       How about a virus that automatically clicks "Agree" when it sees an EULA. An additional feature is that it randomly uninstalls itself, removing every trace, thereby making it difficult to prove that you aren't telling the truth when you say that you never clicked "Agree".   

       The mechanism for the spread of this virus may not need to be that sophisticated since it's "victims" may recommend it to a friend. For example, it might be emailed out in the form of an executable file claiming to be an animation of a fuzzy puppy. There will be a follow- up email explaining what it is, including links to the source code so you can verify the function, compile it yourself to be sure there are no evil aspects to it. This will send it out to more people. So it is unclear whether any particular person ran this intentionally (thereby agreeing to unread EULA statements) or whether they accidentally clicked on the "fuzzy puppy animation".
scad mientist, Dec 10 2015

       This is one of the advantages to open source software: most of it is licensed under one of a few standard licenses. So if a setup program displays what I recognize as the first paragraph of the MIT or GPL license (or ISC, BSD...) I don't have to bother reading the rest as I already have. Admittedly, that could be exploited with a similar looking but deceptively different license (some would argue that the GPLv3 is such an exploit).
Spacecoyote, Dec 13 2015

       Open source...
not_morrison_rm, Dec 13 2015

       I remember there was some program that would cover up the "I agree" button with an "I don't agree" button, but transmit the click to the "I agree" button, so that you could pass the agreement without actually clicking to agree.   

       You might also like TOS;DR.
notexactly, Dec 15 2015


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