Branden Robinson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > On Fri, Dec 06, 2002 at 08:51:52AM +0000, Andrew Suffield wrote: > > If I illegally acquire the program, I don't have usage rights, AIUI. > > Under traditional U.S. copyright law (the DMCA notwithstanding), there > is no such think as "illegal acquisition". Just tortious or illegal > distribution. Sure there is: for example, theft. I believe there is case law on this point.