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Re: A letter for Mr. Darl McBride - personal use

hi ya john

On Wed, 4 Feb 2004, John Hasler wrote:

> Alvin writes:
> > B should get sued/dumped into legal bills to bail out of for "receipt of
> > stolen property"
> Copyright infringement is not theft.  Possession of an unauthorized copy is
> not copyright infringement.  B could be sued for contributory infringement
> only if he knew that the copy he purchased was unauthorized.  If he
> purchased it innocently he is safe and can keep it.

yes ... the idea was that if the recepient did it knowingly,
he ( or the big-should-have-known-better-company ) should incur lots
of legal bills just to defend themself

the BSA ( Business Software Alliance ) does a good job of keeping
corporations honest about paying for all the copies that they use

	ie. buy one copy and clone it 50x or 100x into different pc/ws is
	common practice in companies ... usually an inappropriately fired
	employee is the whistle blower

c ya

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