Contract or License?
Karsten M. Self
kmself at ix.netcom.com
Fri Sep 14 21:24:31 UTC 2001
on Fri, Sep 14, 2001 at 09:31:10AM -0700, Lawrence E. Rosen (lrosen at rosenlaw.com) wrote:
> > > 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
> > 17.
> Copyright law does not prohibit use. It prohibits reverse engineering
> (and similar activities) under certain circumstances. I didn't intend
> to be subtle about the meaning of the word "use."
I hate to be the one to out-lawyer the lawyers....
OK, no I don't. ;-)
But I did want to point out that the expression v. usage boundary has
now been blurred.
Karsten M. Self <kmself at ix.netcom.com> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
Praying for the victims.
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