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Without cavalier use of Eulas to excuse the abuses of consumer rights the spyware industry would never have grown up, he said.
"The whole spyware phenomenon is based in part on their using these long Eulas that they know no-one reads to hide what it is they are doing," said Mr Foster.
Research by Harvard PhD student Ben Edelman has found evidence that consumers do not like sweeping Eulas that give software makers any rights they choose to claim for themselves.
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