I just received word of an article by Ian Bell via the mail at Designtechnica, makes for good reading.
A snip from the article:
"Where do we draw the line between spyware and pre-installed trial software that tricks people into paying for it? I have had enough.
Spyware makes all of our lives miserable. It runs on our computers without us knowing it, transmits our personal information and makes our systems slow to a crawl. But how would you classify the countless other trial software programs that come preloaded with our computers or with aftermarket peripherals? Surely they are not as bad as Spyware, but they still can be a nuisance to a lot of us."
News source: Designtechnica