HI Charles, Ah, well, what a person should do and will do is often two completely different things. Most people are in a hurry to install the game, find reading legal documents like licence agreements boring, so they choose to skip it not knowing they are bound by law to that agreement weather they read it or not. Plus since license agreements tend to be worded in rather legalistic terms, for legal purposes, some people might have trouble understanding all the terms of the agreement. Still, all the same, anyone should be able to get the jist of the agreement.
For instance, take the entire modification issue. It doesn't take rocket science to understand the terms of the Mysteries of the Ancients licence regarding this issue. It reads, "You may not modify, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the software except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation." That's pretty clear. Basically, unless there is some law that grants you the right to modify or change the software in any way you can not freely modify the software. If you create a sound pack, create custome music packs, whatever you are in breach of license unless I say that particular modification is ok. Which pretty much limits the types of modifications I will legally allow. Of course, I'm pretty reasonable in most cases. If someone wants to create speech files for the game in a foreign language in French, German, Spanish, whatever I'm not going to object to that kind of modification because it is a necessary modification for that person's native language. If someone needs to raise or lower sounds to hear better I wouldn't object to that either. Those are reasonable modifications all to the good. Cheers! On 8/23/11, Charles Rivard <woofer...@sbcglobal.net> wrote: > It only makes sense that I read something before agreeing to abide by what > it stipulates? > > --- > Shepherds are the best beasts! --- Gamers mailing list __ Gamers@audyssey.org If you want to leave the list, send E-mail to gamers-unsubscr...@audyssey.org. You can make changes or update your subscription via the web, at http://audyssey.org/mailman/listinfo/gamers_audyssey.org. All messages are archived and can be searched and read at http://firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the management of the list, please send E-mail to gamers-ow...@audyssey.org.