From the self-professed site:

“Fed up with increasingly obnoxious click-through “agreements” embedded in the retail software I buy, I’ve posted a very simple script to remove them before clicking “I agree”. Without the EULA, I am free to use my software within the bounds of copyright law. Courts have been very inconsistent on the enforceability of EULAs, and I hope this will strengthen consumers’ side of the battle. The script is a symbolic gesture as much as anything else, and I want to get people thinking about how ridiculous it is that software companies try to force these one-sided contracts on you after you have paid for something. Also worth a look is‘s Software Vendor License Agreement, which reverses the typical EULA and puts the burden back on the software manufacturer where it belongs.”

The EULA (“End User License Agreement”) is made before one purchases the software. In the case of Microsoft Windows, it is included as a printed contract with the software CD. Typically, if one does not accept the agreement you are free to return the software for a refund. 

One is morally free to use the software property under the terms of licensing set by the software creator. The above gesture is little more than a symbol of anarchism and theft, not so-called ‘consumer rights’ (which is typically defined as rights that go beyond invidividual rights, i.e., ‘rights’ that require on principle the violation of the actual rights of producers). As Ayn Rand noted, any right that requires the violation of the rights of others is not a right. The rights of producers and consumers do not need to be ‘balanced’; they need to be objectively defined and enforced.

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