It is MY computer. Yes, it is running your software, but that does not change the fact that it is MY computer.
But it's connected to public network. I think the eventual resolution will be something like "treble damages apply if your system does not have auto-updates and is actually hurt someone"...
Or may be something like cars: you don't need automatic updates, but you need to check your system regularly and can be disconnected from netwerk if there are no "stamp of approval" for week or two.
Bascially the story is simple: as long as your computer is truly yours and does not connect to any other computer - you are free to use anything you want. When you are becoming part of public network - some rules should apply...
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