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Re: A possible approach in "solving" the FDL problem (joke)



On Thu, Aug 14, 2003 at 02:23:39PM -0400, Anthony DeRobertis wrote:
> 
> On Wednesday, Aug 13, 2003, at 10:31 US/Eastern, MJ Ray wrote:
> 
> >This is not my understanding of the word "or" in that sentence of
> >the FDL.  Are you sure that you have it right?
> 
> Possibly there is a virus going around that changes all occurrences of 
> "or" to "and" in displayed license texts. That would explain a lot.
> 
> Hmmm, I wonder, if someone were to write a virus that were to detect 
> when an EULA was displayed, and change the display (e.g., add up top 
> "you may either accept these terms or use this programs as allowed in 
> Title 17 USC") what would the legal effect be, assuming click-wrap 
> licenses are valid at all?

You could probably be held without trial under the DMCA for having
such a program on your computer, with or without your knowledge.

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