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Why people won’t read your EULA?

I, as an engineer, I am pretty upset every time I see someone saying “just read the EULA if you want to know if X thing is valid”, because you know people can’t read the EULA and undertand it clearly, but why? it’s because you write it to be hard to read.

Yes, its all your fault.

After seeing some silly discussions in some forum, I decided to you you why the EULA does not work work well…

Let’s take our loved RPG Maker and its EULA, just for the sake of it.

http://www.rpgmakerweb.com/support/information/eula

Look how complex it looks? It is meant to be read by 13 year old people…

On the analyzer (http://www.spywareguide.com/analyze/analyzer.php), I got this nice test:

Scoring Metrics

Number of characters:

4982
Number of words: 792
Number of sentences: 26
Average words per sentence: 30.46
Flesch Score: 15.16

read about this here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flesch%E2%80%93Kincaid_readability_tests

Flesch Grade: 19 : Beyond Twelfth Grade reading level

Read about this here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flesch%E2%80%93Kincaid_readability_tests

Automated Readability Index: 23 : Beyond Twelfth Grade reading level

Read about this here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automated_readability_index

Coleman-Liau Index: 23 : Beyond Twelfth Grade reading level

Read about this here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coleman%E2%80%93Liau_index

Gunning-Fog Index: 47 : Beyond Twelfth Grade reading level

Read about this here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunning_fog_index

Acording to this, then, In order to understand a EULA made to be read for 13-year old people, you have to get an universitary degree… Awesome.

Oh, and people saying “you can’t edit the DLL or inspect it’s functions” Dynamic binding is allowed, you can’t decompile the DLL, but using standard calls to read entry points is perfectly fine according to the EULA.

So anyway, I hate how lawyers tend to confuse everything, I was dating with one, so I know that really well..

See you in a while I have another Rant today…

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