also sprach Jamin W. Collins <email@example.com> [2002.10.03.1346 +0200]: > > I can't imagine a single law that would forbid me to do something with > > a product I acquired, as long as that something isn't in disagreement > > with the law. > > Isn't that in general the nature of a _law_? It isn't illegal to emit light of a green colour. Then, am I going against the law if I buy a lamp and insert a green bulb? It isn't illegal to rip pages out of a book. Then, am I going against the law if I buy a book for the sole purpose of a decorative scratch paper depository? It isn't illegal to play records backwards. Then, am I going against the law if I rewire my record player to turn the record the other way? Silly examples. I am not planing on harming Micro$oft. I am buying their product, just not for the usage that they would like to see. I am not going to reverse-engineer and I am not going to pirate anything or otherwise damage their sales. How am I going against the law? -- martin; (greetings from the heart of the sun.) \____ echo mailto: !#^."<*>"|tr "<*> mailto:" net@madduck a qui sait comprendre, peu de mots suffisent. -- intelligenti pauca the reason the mainstream is thought of as a stream is because it is so shallow.
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