Samsung forced autoupdates and law

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Samsung forced autoupdates and law

Post by szt » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:53 am

Is there a violation of the law in the Samsung policy regarding forced automatic firmware/software updates and the inability to disable this feature in regular way on TV (without blocking on router etc)?

If this is not completely legal, I would like to know specific laws of countries that are violated by this.

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Re: Samsung forced autoupdates and law

Post by szt » Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:00 am

For example, Microsoft had problems with the law due to the forced installation of a new version of Windows.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/3088755/ ... 10000.html


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Re: Samsung forced autoupdates and law

Post by juusso » Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:41 am

Good question. Looking forward for any updates :)
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Re: Samsung forced autoupdates and law

Post by szt » Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:29 pm

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation Requirements for Installing Computer Programs (CASL):
http://crtc.gc.ca/eng/internet/install.htm
5. Are updates and upgrades covered by CASL?
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Do I need consent for upgrades or updates and, if so, how do I get it?

Yes, you need consent to install updates or upgrades....

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Re: Samsung forced autoupdates and law

Post by szt » Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:36 pm

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/STATUTES/ind ... /0815.html
815.06 Offenses against users of computers, computer systems, computer networks, and electronic devices.—
(1) As used in this section, the term “user” means a person with the authority to operate or maintain a computer, computer system, computer network, or electronic device.
(2) A person commits an offense against users of computers, computer systems, computer networks, or electronic devices if he or she willfully, knowingly, and without authorization:
(a) Accesses or causes to be accessed any computer, computer system, computer network, or electronic device with knowledge that such access is unauthorized;

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