Oh, it’s Microsoft killing all those rippers ...

The Village Voice: Nation: Mr. Roboto: License to Ill
by Brendan I. Koerner. MS's EULA raises its intrusive head yet again.

However, by downloading the security upgrade, you agreed to abide by an End User License Agreement (EULA) that includes some rather Orwellian language embedded deep within. "You agree that in order to protect the integrity of content and software protected by digital rights management, Microsoft may provide security related updates . . . that will be automatically downloaded onto your computer," the contract warned. "These security related updates may disable your ability to copy and/or play Secure Content and use other software on your computer." Of course, no one but hardcore legal geeks ever bothers to read those mammoth, mind-numbing EULAsa fact Mr. Roboto suspects wasn't lost on Microsoft's top brass.
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