...Is what I would want to have now. And I would want to murder the entire software industry.
For every little piece of code that is big enough to be called a program, there is an End User License Agreement - EULA. To read and fully understand an EULA is not something for people who has not read at least a little bit of law. And for all the customers that have another native language than English, it surely does not help that the EULA usually is written in English.
We all know it; everyone just clicks "Accept" or "OK" and skips the whole deal. I do that too most of the time. I don't like it, but I often find myself in a position where I need that program and I don't have time to read kilobytes of legal language. We just accepts it, but we don't know what we are agreeing on.
Sometimes the software companies are quite funny in their license agreements though. Symantec for instance don't allow me to build a nuclear missile with the help of their antivirus. Can their antivirus actually do that? Sometimes I'm tempted to try and see if I can build one with the help of Norton. But I don't know how to do this with Norton so I guess I'm not smart enough.
I strongly oppose the whole idea with licenses. Back in the old days I owned the software I purchased. I don't own programs anymore, it's like renting it. I'm using the software at the software companie's mercy.
I do know and understand that piracy is bad and it's a problem for the software companies. But all the kilobytes with legal language is not actually doing much to protect them from pirates. A copyrich notice when the program is launched would be enough, and it would make alot of customers alot happier.