Re: centericq and MSN support
On 2003-10-23, MÃ¥ns RullgÃ¥rd <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Dylan Thurston <email@example.com> writes:
>> I believe courts have drawn a legal distinction between products or
>> code that has a reasonable legal purpose and code that has no such
>> legal purpose.
> In the case of MSN, would it be legal to run a private server, using
> the MSN9 protocol? Or is the protocol patented or copyrighted in some
> way? If such a server is legal, then a non-authorized client would
> also have a possible legal use.
That could indeed be the case. I don't know enough about the
situation to have any further comment; I just wanted to say that the
situation is not necessarily analogous.