Re: Freeness of licence for wwwcount?
On Mon, Sep 19, 2005 at 22:37:31 -0400, Joe Smith wrote:
> >This analogy between software and hard copies is deeply flawed. Under
> >17 USC 117(a), modificaton of a program is only permitted as an
> >essential step in the utilization of the program.
> Certainly if a program fails to do what you desire, changing it is esential
> for use of the program to do as you desire.
The application may function as meant even if it doesn't
do what you desire. If you want to modify a music player into a video
player, you're doing more than just making essential steps to get the
application to function for you.