Contract or License?

Karsten M. Self kmself at
Fri Sep 14 01:13:14 UTC 2001

on Thu, Sep 13, 2001 at 02:34:17PM -0700, Lawrence E. Rosen (lrosen at wrote:
> I've been following the discussion about the RealNetworks' RTSP Proxy
> License and the question about whether a license can restrict "use" as
> opposed to copying, creating derivative works or distributing those
> copies and derivative works.
> Copyright law does not restrict use of an authorized copy.  

It does now.

Under 1201, there are various uses of a copy which are prohibited.  If
a content control mechanism prohibits certain types of use, then
circumventing the control (arguably a use) is prohibited, under Title

Karsten M. Self <kmself at>

Praying for the victims. 
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