Yes, you only have the license to use the software so you cannot change it. What I meant was you own the hardware and you are free to use it in any way you want. This means you can install another operating system for example.m0skit0 wrote:Wrong. The closed-source software it includes does not belong to you (of course this depends on the software license).Xian Nox wrote:From the point you bought it, it becomes yours and nobody has the right to claim any portion of it for himself
Now it occurs to me that it is legal to change a PS3's firmware in Europe, but it's illegal to do it in the USA.
I see. If it is a public service you should inform the users of all private data gathering.m0skit0 wrote:Wrong. This depends on legal consideration for each country, but as a general rule for occidental countries, if you're offering that computer as a public service (either paying or for free, doesn't matter), you should inform for any private data gathering. Same goes for supermarkets or underground, where camera watching is informed ("you're being filmed" ...). Also you'll have to delete those users data passed a certain amount of time (which varies for each country). Also you have to set up a service for users being able to see what data you've gathered from them and they can also request you to erase it (this also could change from country to country). As I said, this only applies for a public service, not for private use.Xian Nox wrote:A key logger is considered a program, so unless the person asks whether or not there is a key logger, you don't have to tell, as you don't have to list all the programs installed on the computer.
If it is private (you lend your computer to somebody), would the same rules apply?