Tuesday, July 03, 2007

iTunes Missile


I received a software update for iTunes this morning. At the suggestion of a friend, I actually read the EULA. Here is item #10 of the agreement...

10. Export Control. You may not use or otherwise export or reexport the Apple Software except as authorized by United States law and the laws of the jurisdiction in which the Apple Software was obtained. In particular, but without limitation, the Apple Software may not be exported or re-exported (a) into any U.S. embargoed countries or (b) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Department of Commerce Denied Person’s List or Entity List. By using the Apple Software, you represent and warrant that you are not located in any such country or on any such list. You also agree that you will not use these products for any purposes prohibited by United States law, including, without limitation, the development, design, manufacture or production of missiles, or nuclear, chemical or biological weapons.

Are they serious?

2 comments:

Troy said...

Some people need music while they work. Sounds like they're going to have to learn how to whistle now.

Matt said...

Lawyers are always serious. What's interesting is when drafting a EULA many clauses are added solely because they have been an issue in the past. Let's hope this isn't one of those clauses.