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Wed May 4 07:22:51 UTC 2011
> thanks a lot for replying
> is there any information on the web on the difference between
> Distribution Fees and Licensing Fees, so I can educate myself?
Licensing Fees are fees for permission to do something with the
software. Distribution fees are fees for physically transferring a copy
of the software to you (postage, media, machine time used in making the
In the USA, I believe, once you have a physical copy of software,
provided by someone with the legal right to give it to you, and provided
you have not entered a contract to the contrary, you have the right,
under copyright law, to run that software. That means that licensing is
not necessary to simply run software in the USA.
The shrink wrap contracts on commercial software are intended to negate
In the UK, you need a licence to install and run the software, as well.
Emails are not formal business letters, whatever businesses may want.
RFC1855 says there should be an address here, but, in a world of spam,
that is no longer good advice, as archive address hiding may not work.
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