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licenses and law

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: licenses and law
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 1999 03:02:36 -0600 (CST)

On 22-Jan-1999, Daniel Heiserer <address@hidden> wrote:

| > I think not.  I would bet that the copyright and/or license severely
| > restricts what you can do with it.
| Well I am not sure if that works (legally). I am not a legal (?) expert.
| I think you cannot restrict the usage of something you sell.

Commercial shrink-wrap licenses that I have seen included clauses that
restrict you from using the software on more than one computer at a
time, limit you to one backup copy, etc.  In that sense, they limit
your use of the software.

Copyright law allows you to limit who can make copies (or derivative


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