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Network Associates Software Review Policy Struck Down

Discussion in 'Bits & Bytes' started by Techie2000, Jan 19, 2003.

  1. Techie2000

    Techie2000 The crowd would sing:

    A New York court has ruled that Network Associates, a maker of popular antivirus and computer security software, may not require people who buy the software to get permission from the company before publishing reviews of its products.

    Read the rest at <A HREF="http://www.nytimes.com/2003/01/18/business/18SOFT.html?ex=1043643600&en=e83b3686701fb05a&ei=5062&partner=GOOGLE">The New York Times</A>
  2. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    The clause, which appeared on software products and the company's Web site, read: "The customer will not publish reviews of this product without prior consent from Network Associates Inc."

    A big FU to NA.

    I can't believe they even tried to pass something like this since it does censor our free speech.

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