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Re: Did I finally figure out the rationale?


From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: Did I finally figure out the rationale?
Date: Sat, 26 May 2007 18:54:47 -0500
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mike3 writes:
> Since the license is actually a contract, then does that mean, that, say,
> if a child under the age of 18 were to install the software, they would
> be free to ignore any restriction that it imposes that is not imposed
> otherwise by copyright law, since minors cannot enter into a legally
> binding contract?

The licensors maintain that the sale has not been completed until the
"license" clickies have been clicked on by a person competent to enter into
the contract.  If true this would mean that if the clicking is done by a
minor there is no sale and therefor any subsequent use is copyright
infringment to the extent that it involves copying that would be legal for
the owner of the copy.
-- 
John Hasler 
address@hidden
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA


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