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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, 02 Jun 2007 15:29:41 -0500
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Rui writes:
> It's part of their conditions for accepting the copy. You either accept
> them or you don't.

It is part of their conditions for selling you a tangible object which
happens to embody a copy of a work on which they hold copyright.  They will
give you the copy if you give them some money and agree to the terms of the
contract.  Since the contract involves only the exchange of money for a
tangible object and does not involve the copyright owner yielding any of
his exclusive rights it does not impinge on copyright.  If Microsoft were
to try to sue you in Federal court for copyright infringment for publishing
an unauthorized review or selling the copy to someone else they would be
told that it was a contract matter and to take it to state court.
-- 
John Hasler 
address@hidden
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA


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