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Re: Intellectual Property II


From: Isaac
Subject: Re: Intellectual Property II
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 21:34:02 -0600
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On Fri, 10 Feb 2006 08:18:06 -0600, John Hasler <address@hidden> wrote:
> I wrote:
>> US copyright law does not allow installation on more than one computer at a
>> time without permission of the copyright owner.
> 
> Isaac writes:
>> What provision of US copyright law says this?  
> 
> Title 17 Chapter 1 § 106 (1)
> 
>> I don't see such a limit in 17 USC 117.
> 
>  § 117 is a limitation on the exclusive rights.

I don't follow your reasoning.  Without 117, 106 would not allow installing
software on even one computer without permission.  17 USC 117 is a limitation
on the copyright holders rights that allows an owner of a copy of software
to make copies necessary to install and run software without having any
permission from the copyright holder.  My reading of 117 is that there is
no limit to one installation per owned copy.

Isaac


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