Re: License review request
On Sunday 01 October 2006 01:58, Arnoud Engelfriet wrote:
> Laws like the Uniform Commercial Code do require that disclaimers
> of warranty be "by a writing and conspicuous".
Just a quick chirp from a d-l lurker with a JD that the above is a pretty
common concept in consumer protection type laws and, as referenced, the UCC.
Of course, there is discussion about what is "conspicuous," but it's not
really a very litigated topic. The key is the text be distinguishable from
the rest of the license.
I did some focus group research for Microsoft a few years back where they were
experimenting with converting their licenses to regular text and using boxes
for "conspicuous" text. I, and the research group, felt they were pretty
I think you're pretty stuck with ASCII though... maybe you could get away
with some fancy ASCII art.
So, let go
...Oh well, what you waiting for?
...it's all right
...'Cause there's beauty in the breakdown