Licenses (was Re: Should I add a "Micro" PDP11/73 to the Herd?)

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Date: Fri Jun 23 11:10:23 2000

>Wouldn't it make more sense to have the software contents legally
>bound to the original media on which it was delivered? This is how
>books work, and (I think) how most people expect software licensing
>to work.

Except that you can't use the software until you *copy* it into
your computer. The courts have ruled that it's copying whether you read
it into RAM or write it to a hard drive.

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