The Anti-EULA, Because EULAs Are Stupid

Sick and tired of bogus EULAs?

So is BoingBoing, that’s why they’ve written the Anti-EULA, and naturally, made it available in T-Shirt form:

READ CAREFULLY. By [accepting this material|accepting this payment|accepting this business-card|viewing this t-shirt|reading this sticker] you agree, on behalf of your employer, to release me from all obligations and waivers arising from any and all NON-NEGOTIATED agreements, licenses, terms-of-service, shrinkwrap, clickwrap, browsewrap, confidentiality, non-disclosure, non-compete and acceptable use policies (“BOGUS AGREEMENTS”) that I have entered into with your employer, its partners, licensors, agents and assigns, in perpetuity, without prejudice to my ongoing rights and privileges. You further represent that you have the authority to release me from any BOGUS AGREEMENTS on behalf of your employer.

We’ve got to hand it to them. EULAs are bullshit. That, however, is one ugly-ass T-shirt.—MEGHANN MARCO


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  1. ugly says:

    “Yes your honour, I was wearing my anti-bogus-agreement t-shirt and lucky underwear when I purchased this defective software.”

  2. Sudonum says:

    I suppose that shirt would look a lot better with a cat on it.

  3. magic8ball says:

    Ugly T-shirt. Lovely satire. And about as reasonable as most of the EULAs out there.

  4. souhaite says:

    Sure, EULAs have a lot of stupid shit in them. But what’s the alternative?

    Boilerplate legal text becomes boilerplate because a judge somewhere decides that a company can’t enforce its rights with regard to the product it sells without some ridiculous text that spells out with complete specificity every possible outcome of every possible situation. We lawyers don’t just sit around thinking of ways to make legal text more incomprehensible.

  5. Heh. One(1) Ass T-shirt, ugly.

  6. Plasmafire says:

    can we make the software makers sign an EULA before we “approve” their EULA’s? or could we just have someone hack their programs to eliminate their EULA’s from existance?