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Proprietary Tethers

Other examples of proprietary malware

Nonfree (proprietary) software is very often malware (designed to mistreat the user). Nonfree software is controlled by its developers, which puts them in a position of power over the users; that is the basic injustice. The developers often exercise that power to the detriment of the users they ought to serve.

Tethering a product or program to a specific server is an injustice in itself. This page reports instances where tethering was used to harm the users directly.

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