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From: Tom Liotta <qsrvbas@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> "jt" <jt@xxxxxx> wrote:
> >I would guess not, but I'd just be guessing.  (I sure DO know that Most
> >Every software agreement I've Ever seen disallows reverse-engineering, but
> >it seems to be done an awful lot anyway in all niches of the IT industry,
so
> >I dunno?.?)
>
> Also note that the practice of 'reverse engineering' is generally legally
protected activity. I've seen no definitive answer about continuing questions
over how much licensing language may successfully prohibit it; which doesn't
mean it doesn't exist, just that I haven't seen it.
>

A license agreement is a contract and as such falls under state law, not
federal law. In many states the standard EULA is not an enforceable
contract, being a "contract of adhesion", meaning, as far as I know,
that the contract did not result as a negotiation between the parties.



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