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Not read the full article just yet, but my first comment would be that ‘misleading packaging’ (which is really what the German case is about) will be a case invoking contract law, and nothing to do with the EULA itself.

Moreover, the issue of the case will in turn depend upon what is the Law of the land in which the case arises, which is not the exact same for every EU Member.

German & French contract law is similar in many respects, much more so than IE/GB equivalents, particularly where competition and ‘market-medling’ provisions are concerned, since FR/DE have never had any quarms barging in on a market and tell the players how it’s played.