Op ma 25-08-2003, om 16:38 schreef Aigars Mahinovs: > Hello all > > I am reading a document by OSDL, namely: > http://www.osdl.org/docs/osdl_eben_moglen_position_paper.pdf > > On the third page I read that copyright doesn't limit use of the > product. That the only legal barier to usage of comercial software is > the click trough licence agreement or contracts behind shrinkwrap. > First, is this true? > > If it is then I can imagine such scenario: > > Hacker A opens the shrinkwrap, and hacks install to disable the licence > agreement and the serial number > Developer B download the resulting install from Donkey and burns a CD > User C gets the CD as a present (or buys it) from B and installs the > programm > > Is C doing anything illegal in this case? No, C isn't, but A and B may well be doing illegal things, depending on the license. IANAL, though; I could be wrong. -- Wouter Verhelst Debian GNU/Linux -- http://www.debian.org Nederlandstalige Linux-documentatie -- http://nl.linux.org "Stop breathing down my neck." "My breathing is merely a simulation." "So is my neck, stop it anyway!" -- Voyager's EMH versus the Prometheus' EMH, stardate 51462.
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