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BoingBoing: Cat with a EULA

Allerca, a company that is offering genetically modified cats at $4,000 each, makes you "agree" to a EULA before they sell you your puddy tat:

    Purchaser shall not sell or transfer any Cat purchased hereunder to anyone other than an immediate family member, and shall not offer to any person the purchase of a Cat or any genetic material from a Cat, the rights Purchaser may have under this Agreement, or any other right related hereto, without the Company's express written authorization.

The cats are sold neutered.

Update: Patrick sez, "Allerca's headquarters was located in my apartment building, and they were evicted for non-payment of rent a few months ago. There was also an article in the San Diego Tribune, which questions their credibility."



The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman
by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Sun Oct 8th, 2006 at 07:59:57 AM EST
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What's EULA?
by Fran on Sun Oct 8th, 2006 at 08:03:13 AM EST
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End User License Agreement -- like the ones you agree to for software.
by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Sun Oct 8th, 2006 at 08:08:49 AM EST
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Thanks! Guess when I have to agree to the ones for software it has different initials, as the agreement is in German.
by Fran on Sun Oct 8th, 2006 at 08:10:24 AM EST
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Sorry, Fran, I should have spelled it out.

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman
by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Sun Oct 8th, 2006 at 08:26:27 AM EST
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End User License Agreement. Most often seen in connection with software, but I suppose Monsanto also "licenses" rather than "sells" their GM seeds?

Those whom the Gods wish to destroy They first make mad. -- Euripides
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Oct 8th, 2006 at 08:42:23 AM EST
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