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Re: Intellectual Property II


From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: Intellectual Property II
Date: Tue, 07 Feb 2006 15:50:56 -0600
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Rui writes:
> That's almost all you get as far as your money is concerned.  Then
> there's this license, that restricts your rights even more by forbidding
> private copying (install on no more than one computer at a time)

US copyright law does not allow installation on more than one computer at a
time without permission of the copyright owner.

> Since not agreeing means you don't have even a single license, all you
> get is a worthless piece of plastic.

That piece of plastic is a copy.  Not agreeing means either you have not
completed the transaction and so can get your money back or you have
purchased a copy and have all the rights to it permitted by copyright.
-- 
John Hasler 
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Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA


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