Re: jaws any version

Adrian Spratt

There have been several muddying messages on this subject on this list.
First, FS's license by itself doesn't determine what rights users have. In
the U.S., state law typically recognizes implied warranty protections that
are additional to the express warranties written into a license agreement. I
believe this dual protection is followed in countries that have an English
common law heritage.

There is no need to get into the distinctions among copyright, patents,
trademarks and other intellectual property rights. The concept of a
product's fitness to serve the purpose for which it is intended is a
consumer protection.

Most countries run consumer protection offices. In the U.S., the best place
to go for this kind of assistance is the Attorney General's office of the
state where you live, although some of those offices will refer complaints
to the A.G. for the state where the company has its home office. One or two
complaints are unlikely to generate a serious response, but complaints from
a sizable number of consumers could trigger enforcement action.

I am not advocating a complaint-filing campaign. Many subscribers to this
list are content with JAWS, a factor that would go into any enforcement
officer's decision-making process. I'm just trying to clear up the
misunderstandings in this thread.

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Saturday, October 08, 2011 5:01 PM
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Subject: Re: jaws any version


Soft products, such as books and computer software are covered by each
respective countries Copyright laws, and not laws which pertain to other
types of products, such as computer hardeware, clothing, household goods,

Your friend should not get confused, between the different laws covering
various types of products, as each country determines the standards and
conditions under which different types of products are sold and warrantees
for each type of product, are covered by the particular laws for the
particular country concerned.

Your friend should read the license for each product to determine any
conditions and rights, in this case the Freedom Scientific JAWS License
Agreement, which can be found in the JAWS Help system.

If your friend needs any further clarrification as to the terms and
conditions of the JAWS License Agreement, they should either contact the
Freedom Scientific dealer in the country in which they live or, they should
contact Freedom Scientific directly, either by email , by phone or by snail



Dave Durber

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dorothy" <>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <>
Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2011 10:30 AM
Subject: Re: jaws any version

take care of what exactly? surely if the sale of goods act does not apply,
then do we rely on fs to meet the standards we expect? if so many of the
problems I see on this list and it is a busy list will only be solved by the
client either putting pressure on fs with their wallet or living in hopes
the next version will solve all our problems wellunless you can say
differently I assume the laws relating to software is much the same
worldwide,although prices will differ I think from country to country as I
have read on this list. However I am sure you meant well kind regards
----- Original Message -----
From: "Karen Hughes" <>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <>
Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2011 3:08 PM
Subject: Re: jaws any version

dorthy, if we purchase from freedom scientific they would take care of this.
this is not our problem. karen

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dorothy" <>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <>
Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2011 9:16 AM
Subject: jaws any version

Dear list I just want to be sure that Jaws and in fact all screen readers
are sold under licence I ask since an interesting topic arose on a list I am
not a member of,a friend just selects any item he thinks is interesting It
was pertaining to jaws however. One of the posts said he was not sure about
USA, and mentioned the SGA act,that in Uk means the sale of goods act of
1979, It states an item sold must be "fit for purpose" in English law it is
6 years in Scotland it is 5, the listersaid "i do not know about USA. Well
that act is of course very important but although many Posts were posted, no
one mentioned that software is in fact sold underLicence I expect the Usa
law is much the same but of courseI maybe wrong I know computers
i.e.hardware is but since Jaws was the subject can you confirm what I
imagine is the case regards dorothy

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