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it's never okay to include "you may not decompile, disassemble, modify, or reverse-engineer the software" in a license agreement. That is not a right granted by you, and it's not yours to take away - it's a fundamental, non-negotiable right associated with owning a computer. Computer owners always have the ability to audit the code that runs on their machines and make changes to things stored in their memory as they see fit. We should destroy the idea that it's okay to try to gainsay this.