Ed Bott on Windows 7 EULA surprises

Looks like everyone over at ZDNet is resorting to downloading the pirated version of Windows 7 build 7000 (Beta). In doing so, Ed Bott has discovered some interesting End User License Agreement (EULA) changes:

One of the first things I did before installing the software was to read the end user license agreement (EULA), carefully. Most of it was boilerplate, but I found a few surprises hidden within the legalese, including a revision code at the end, “EULAID:Win7_B.1_PRO_NRL_en-US,” which indicates that this is indeed Beta 1. Here’s a summary of some other interesting additions:

You can install as many copies as you want.

The software expires on August 1, 2009.

Activation and validation are alive and well [and] are not permitted to circumvent validation.

Check out the article for more additions and information.

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