disk equals license

From: Uncle Roger <sinasohn_at_ricochet.net>
Date: Thu Feb 12 21:06:19 1998

>I'd say you have the right to purchase a "previous version 1st disk
>required" upgrade of the product. You have the disks and the manuals, and
>the imaginary license laying right next to it, that the previous owner of
>the software threw away along with his right to upgrade.
Here's a question... Let's say my friend, who has a legal copy of xyz
software, buys the upgrade version of xyz 2.0. He installs it, it checks
for the previous version, and all is right with the world. He then gives
me his old xyz 1.0 disks. I install it, purchase the upgrade, etc.

Who (if anyone) is wrong?

Now, let's say, we've both upgraded, and I give him back his original
disks. Am I now a pirate? Was I a pirate before? Or was he the pirate

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