You find some odd things in End User License Agreements (EULAs) - if
you can be bothered to wade through the small print. Deep within
Apple's iTunes EULA you'll find the following:
"Licensee also agrees that Licensee
will not use the Apple Software for any purposes prohibited by United
States law, including, without limitation, the development, design,
manufacture or production of nuclear, missiles, or chemical or
It must take a creative terrorist to convert iTunes into a weapon,
although perhaps the American military has set a precedent. It
allegedly found that prisoners quickly spilled their terrorist secrets
when made to listen to Neil Diamond records.
iTunes EULA demonstrates that there are interesting things to be found
buried deep within all of that legalese. Just ask Doug Heckman, a man
who decided to read a PC Pitstop program EULA before he installed the
software. That agreement included a clause offering 'financial compensation' to licensees who read the license agreement. Heckman emailed PC Pitstop and was promptly rewarded with a cheque for $1000.