On July 21, 2021 at 00:50, daves22 said...
What user agreement? I just installed the latest (2017) standalone installer that I have. InstallShield displays a "WARNING: This program is protected by copyright laws and international treaties." And then proceeds to install without a user license agreement. I also didn't need to break any seals on envelopes etc since this sw was digitally distributed.
fwiw no user license agreement on live update either...
URC End User Agreement here: [Link: urc-automation.com]
While I am not sure how enforceable it is if it is not directly brought to our attention when installing, in of itself it is interesting in that it has the following statements:
1.1.3 “URC Software” means the executable code version of the computer programs in all forms that run on the URC Equipment irrespective of how such URC Software is delivered or made available to End User, including, delivery on media or by downloading in electronic form and includes all URC executable files, programming editors, code libraries, IR databases, RS-232 control code data bases, associated DLLs and devices drivers.
3.2 End User shall not use the URC Software or URC Documentation, except expressly designated under this EUA.
3.3 End User shall not copy, reproduce or transmit the URC Software or URC Documentation in any form
3.4 End User may not, directly or indirectly: (a) sell, rent, lease, sublicense, lend, allow access to or otherwise make available, the URC Software or URC Documentation to any entity or person; (b) make modifications to, or generate any derivative work or computer program from, the URC Software or the URC Documentation, (c) distribute, charge or receive any fee for access or use of the URC Software or URC Documentation; or (d) copy, reverse engineer, reverse compile, disassemble, decompile or otherwise manipulate/convert, develop a modified or derivative of the URC Software or URC Documentation or attempt to derive information from such.|
3.5 Use of the URC Software and URC Documentation by End User is limited to the initially installed URC Equipment and URC reserves the right to limit the use of the URC Software by device.
These statements clearly contemplate the "end user" (being us) having authorized possession of the software.