Do you actually read the license agreement when you install software?

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Do you read the License Agreement when you install software

  1. Yes, I always read every word, every time!

    4 vote(s)
    4.2%
  2. I quickly scroll through it, but don't really pay attention.

    38 vote(s)
    40.0%
  3. Never, I don't even know what they look like.

    53 vote(s)
    55.8%
  1. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

    maclover001

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    #1
    I have never once read a license agreement. Do you?
     
  2. GradientMac macrumors regular

    GradientMac

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    I always scroll through them, because sometimes they don't let you press accept until you get to the bottom. But I've never in my entire life read one. Nobody does.
     
  3. Leareth macrumors 68000

    Leareth

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    #3
    I usually skim read then
    occasionally they are worth the read like this one:
     

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  4. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    It's like legal speak that lawyers spew out. Makes no real sense and I wish they would include a english translation of it as well :p
     
  5. BlakTornado Guest

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    I've read a few but they're boring.

    At the end of the day, pretty much anything you do with the software is your responsibility, and if you do something you shouldn't do then you face the consequences :p

    Tried looking for the iTunes Atom Bomb thing once, though. Couldn't find it :(
     
  6. r1ch4rd macrumors 6502a

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  7. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I never read them, I just click on the button that says I accept the terms of it.
     
  8. pooky macrumors 6502

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    I do one better: I read them, then I send them some variant of the anti-EULA.

     
  9. Hawkeye411 macrumors 68000

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    I just click accept or, in some cases like with WOW, scroll to the bottom and then click accept.
     
  10. yg17 macrumors G5

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    #10
    I don't read them, and anyone who says they do is lying :D
     
  11. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    I have read one once and I skim them if I am really board but mostly I dont even think about it.
     
  12. trevor57 macrumors newbie

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    i never read them completely, i almost always just skim it and click accept.
     
  13. MacRookie.net macrumors newbie

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    Never - I guess somebody could easily sell me some insurance that way :rolleyes:
     
  14. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    nope, i don't read them. sometimes i might read a little bit of them, but not usually
     
  15. pimentoLoaf macrumors 68000

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    Asimov created three laws of robotics. :cool:

    Lawyers create endless laws. :eek:

    :D
     
  16. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Nope.

    Heck, I dislike when they make me scroll to the bottom, to check a box, saying I agree
     
  17. cycocelica macrumors 68000

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    Nope.

    I know I should, but who has that kind of time.
     
  18. spooky mulder macrumors regular

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  19. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    Yes. I always grab a cup of coffee and my monocle and go through every line.
     
  20. Henri Gaudier macrumors 6502a

    Henri Gaudier

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    No .. cos what are you going to do next if you don't agree? And I don't agree. If I knew someone in Iran I'd send them OS X just to exercise my opposition to them. It's just another aspect of American imperialism. I just say yeah to it but in my head it hasn't made any difference. Obedience Is Suicide as the T-shirt used to say.
     
  21. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    #21
    I used to be one of those people who just glossed over license agreements. Now, though, I read them - just to make sure I'm not opting into something I don't want.
     

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