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February 2nd, 2013, 21:34
Originally Posted by Gorath View Post
In Germany a contract requires both sides to agree to the terms. After that one side can of course try to change the terms, but the other doesn't have to agree. Then the old version remains valid.
That's not just a German thing, btw…

What if a German contract says "I agree to let you use my game, if you become my bitch forever and agree to me constantly making new demands of you as payment for that game". If you "agree" to this proposal, you can't complain when things are changed in the future - that was part of the original agreement.

The issue in question is whether a contract like this should be permitted, and whether "becoming someone's bitch forever" in exchange for a software licence is contrary to legal principles higher than contract law. Hopefully it is. And not just in Germany or the EU - maybe in the Land of the Free" too someday.
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