Hehe… That part was in the middle of the EULA. normally ppl see the top and (rarely) the bottom most parts! Good Job LeoniAquila! Wonder if the IPs from those countries are banned from downloading the setup file!
But to tell you the shameful and awkward truth, I was more scrolling than reading, and just happened to come across that section! Damitha is the one who pointed out that this was in the middle of the EULA, and thus should get the credits here
Anyway, Rednose, I don’t really understand what you’re writing. I get the English words but I don’t know more of US laws than what I’ve seen from trails in movies…
I don’t know about the USA laws either m8 But what I do know is that there are laws that have to do with the export of technology. And that some of those laws forbid the export of advanced technology to certain countries. Now some software can be seen as advanced technology as well, so maybe the USA laws require that you refere to those laws in your EULA. But like I said : It is just a wild guess
Perhaps a wild guess, but maybe a reasonable guess, as well. I don’t want to get too political here, but I think the US’s relation to some of those countries aren’t quite as friendly as to other countries in the world. Sensitive topic, right
We’ll see if someone knows the answer, until then, I’m pretty satisfied with your speculations.
True, it’s certainly intertwined. However, I’d like to keep focused on the legal aspect, rather than the political (which would be the “why” of the legal…). Fine line. If we make it through that unscathed, we’re on to religion and sports, lol.
Comodo grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to download and use Comodo BOClean™, including any documentation files or website information accompanying it (collectively, the "Program"), on a single personal computer and to make one backup copy of the Program, provided that: (i) the Program is installed on only one personal computer; (ii) the Program is NOT modified in any manner; (iii) all copyright and proprietary notices or labels are maintained on the Program in their original format; and (iv) you agree to be bound by the terms of this License Agreement.
About “a single personal computer” and “the Program is installed on only one personal computer”:
I have bought in the past several copies of BOClean from PSC.
You were allowed to install it on a few personal computers at your home while you had bought one licence.
Has there been made any change to that?
What is the meaning of this now after Comodo acquired BOClean?
As far as I understand, Comodo BOClean is now free.
So again, what is the meaning of this?
Free is free, so I would think that you can install it on as much personal computers at your home as you want.
Comodo has the right to gather information regarding the use of the Program, including, but not limited to, IP Address, MAC Address, and admin email address to guarantee the proper use of the Program as granted by this Agreement.
What exactly does this mean?
On several (security) forums there has already been raised questions about this.
That “but not limited to” raises questions.
So, what info exactly is Comodo gathering? And what info will Comodo gather in the future?
And by which means will Comodo do that?
And on which moments will Comodo do that?
1)Giving someone a wildcard permission to install this application into unlimited number of PCs would leave Comodo vulnerable to someone pushing this distribution without any recourse. For example, someone who we don’t want to be associated with could in theory make this available to everyone for download and we wouldn’t have a legal recourse to protect ourselves. These types of clauses are mainly for self protection.
2)This I believe relates to the licensing we have (I will check it further). So that we are allowed to have access to user’s IP address etc so that we can check to enforce licensing. As you know there is a license module that automatically gets a license and these clauses are there to make sure that we have access to things we need to enforce licensing. if we didn’t have these and relied on these to make our licensing decisions, than we would not be in a good legal standing as we would not have access to these information.
Perhaps “spy” was the wrong word. Replace “spy” with “collect information”. I am not all that comfortable with giving anyone Carte blanche to collect whatever information they may choose to collect in the future. That’s what I would be doing if I agreed to the Eula. But that is a decision that each individual user would have to make for themselves.