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Re: Intellectual Property II


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Intellectual Property II
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2006 19:24:42 +0100
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Alexander Terekhov <address@hidden> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
>> 
>> Alexander Terekhov <address@hidden> writes:
>> 
>> > As for installing on multiple computers, I think that it's totally
>> > OK. For example, I can install it on a computer at my home and on
>> > another computer at my dacha. The key is that I can't legaly run it
>> > simultaneously on multiple computers if I own only one copy. As long
>> > as I don't do that, it's all fine and dandy.
>> 
>> Depends on whether the typical "I agree" "license" is of the same
>> opinion.  
>
> A contract may impose restrictions and obligations, true.
>
> [... GPL ...]
>
>> so running copies in parallel is ok when you accept the license.  
>
> Accept? So now it's a contract... right, dak?

Nope.  It gives you additional rights depending on conditions.  You
can accept the conditions and make use of the rights, or you can leave
it be.  No contract.  There is no obligation to accept the conditions.

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum


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