Thursday, January 15, 2009

EULA - End User License Agreement and DRM. Seems Thomas Edison invented 'em

I stumbled across this post over at Mark Brady's blog.

The label says, on an Edison Cylinder:

"Patented in Great Britain, Germany, France and other Countries. This record is sold upon the condition that it shall not be re-sold to or by any unauthorized dealer or used for duplication, and that it shall not be sold, or offered for sale, by the original, or any subsequent purchaser (except by authorized jobber or factor to an authorized retail dealer) for less than 35 cents in the United States, nor in other countries for less than the price given in the current Edison catalogues of the country in which it is sold. Upon any breach of this condition, the license to use and vend this record, implied from such sale, immediately terminates."

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