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"iTunes for Weapons of Mass Destruction? Posted on Wednesday 7 March 2007

I came across from a friend that in the End User License Agreement for the popular music player software iTunes from Apple, that there is a strange clause stating that the software may not be used for the production of weapons of mass destruction. My current version of iTunes (6.x) needed updating to 7.1 so I thought it would give me a chance to investigate to confirm this, and it indeed did say that.
An exerpt from the EULA is below:

10. Export Control. You may not use or otherwise export or reexport the Apple Software except as authorized by United States law and the laws of the jurisdiction in which the Apple Software was obtained. In particular, but without limitation, the Apple Software may not be exported or re-exported (a) into any U.S. embargoed countries or (b) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Department of Commerce Denied Person’s List or Entity List. By using the Apple Software, you represent and warrant that you are not located in any such country or on any such list. You also agree that you will not use these products for any purposes prohibited by United States law, including, without limitation, the development, design, manufacture or production of missiles, or nuclear, chemical or biological weapons.”

Strange, eh? See for yourself if you don’t believe me. Their official EULA can be found in PDF format at the following link:

So, who is the first one willing to breach the EULA to make their first weapon of mass destruction using iTunes?

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