Re: RealNetworks is spying on Internet users again

From: Martin Ling (
Date: Tue May 30 2000 - 14:12:14 MDT

On Tue, May 30, 2000 at 02:33:57PM -0400, Michael S. Lorrey wrote:
> >
> > I will disagree with you on that, although you are perhaps being sarcastic. What
> > this kind of software is commonly called is a Trojan, referring to the Trojan
> > Horse, in that it purports to be some kind of program when it has in fact a
> > different, unadvertised, function that its users would normally not want and which
> > might be damaging to them.
> Ah, but is it unadvertised? I'll bet there are clauses in the user agreement that
> specifically grant RealNetworks the right to do this. If its not, I'd rather see a
> class action than legislation. Laws should be passed only when civil litigation fails
> to redress a wrong.

Yes, there are clauses in the small print.


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