RealNetworks' RTSP Proxy License

SamBC sambc at
Sun Sep 9 13:00:50 UTC 2001

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Humphreys, Noel [mailto:nhumphreys at]
> Copyright law empowers an author to restrict others from copying the
> work.  A user therefore wants the license to allow the user to copy
> the work.  In software terms, copying occurs when the user's hard
> drive or RAM receives or records the software, for example.

Copyright law *does* specify that such copying essential to use is not
considered copying, and is not a reserved right. We've had this out on this
list before.


Copyright law does state that the copyright holder does not perforce reserve
the right to "use" the work, however that may apply to the work. They may
not forbid people to read a book, but they may forbid them to read it in
public. They may not forbid people to *privately* perform a play, or
rehearse it, but they may forbid them from performing in public. Get the

IANAL, but I have had definite answers on these areas...

Sam Barnett-Cormack

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