RE: The legalese pages

Subject: RE: The legalese pages
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: Mark Baker <mbaker -at- analecta -dot- com>, 'Gene Kim-Eng' <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 15:19:33 -0400

My corporate laptop is encrypted at the most fundamental level possible.
Whenever I start it up, I must acknowledge a screen that says I agree
to comply with the corporate policies. Failure to do that puts me back
at the encryption login.

Once I do agree, start-up is allowed to proceed, and eventually
Windows is allowed to load. Come to think of it, since getting
Win 7 in place of XP I've found that "eventually" comes much
sooner than it formerly did. Yay.

Similar policy has been in place from many software vendors
for years (including us) - you want to proceed with installation,
you agree to the EULA. Some effort is made to ensure that you
actually SEE the EULA, but the installer is adamant that you
agree to its terms, regardless.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Baker
>
> I have already seen this exact practice used to force all employees of
> a
> company to demonstrate that they have read and understood the company
> ethics
> policy. If your want your next paycheck, you need to log in and
> successfully
> complete this test...
>
> > I fully expect that sooner or later some product or another
> > will need to
> > come with a lockout that delivers an embedded safety
> > briefing, will not
> > allow a user to operate the product until a test on the
> > content has been
> > passed AND incorporates recognition that can distinguish one user
> from
> > another so that nobody can ever use it without first being
> > safety-qualified. Mark that down, and when it happens
> > remember where you
> > heard it first!


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References:
The legalese pages: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: The legalese pages: From: Milan Davidović
RE: The legalese pages: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: The legalese pages: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: The legalese pages: From: Mark Baker

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