Re: A letter for Mr. Darl McBride - personal use
> Does this mean that if A gives B an "illegal" copy of Windows, only A
> gets sued?
If B received it innocently, yes. In practice, though, Microsoft could
probably argue successfully that B knew the copy was unauthorized and so
was a contributory infringer (essentially, that B conspired with A to make
A more realistic example: publisher A puts out a book and sells millions of
copies. Publisher B puts out a very similar book and also sells millions
of copies. Publisher A sues publisher B for copyright infringement and
wins. Publisher B now must destroy all copies of the infringing work in
his possession, but his customers are completely in the clear.
email@example.com (John Hasler)
Dancing Horse Hill