Re: software licensing
> Rob Tillotson writes:
> > Last time I checked, that action would make me a software pirate and
> > copyright scofflaw, if I didn't also destroy the original copy. How can
> > that be, considering that I haven't distributed anything?
> You made a copy, which is what copyright law gives the copyright owner the
> right to forbid. Typical proprietary software licenses grant you the right
> to make a backup copy on the condition that you not use it for anything but
> restoring your system.
No, copyright law is not that strict. The right to make an archival copy
is part of "fair use", which is pretty flexible.