This is actually a shot from an old Mac ad, but it seems appropriate…
Is there a legally binding contract that’s read less often than the end-user license agreement for a piece of software? Seriously, does anyone take the time to read these things before digitally signing away what could well be the rights to use of their vital organs?
Larian Studios, the developers behind Divinity: Original Sin, decided to find out. As Quarter To Three points out, the Steam version of the game’s Enhanced Edition, which launched this week, includes the following in clause 16 of the EULA you agree to during installation:
Special Consideration. A special consideration in material or immaterial form may be awarded to the first 100 authorized licensees to actually read this section of the EULA and contact LARIAN STUDIOS at firstname.lastname@example.org. This offer can be withdrawn by LARIAN STUDIOS at any time.
Apparently, at least 100 people already managed to read that far in the EULA since the Enhanced Edition came out on Tuesday. “We’re telling you now because the results are in and it turns out that you in fact do read these things,” the company wrote on its Facebook page. “Our lawyer feels good about this. He’s also revoking the consideration because we’re making him pay for every mail we get 🙂 ”
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