Questions about using native vs implementing our own
Alexander Nicolaysen Sørnes
alex at thehandofagony.com
Wed Apr 11 13:34:45 CDT 2007
Onsdag 11 april 2007 20:09, skrev du :
> > No, if native dlls are required then it's very helpful for users to know
> > which ones, and it's even better if you provide download links to these
> > dlls, by using sites such as www.dll-files.com or www.dll-downloads.com,
> > or uploading your own somewhere.
> Helpful and better yes, but legal?
I think so, because you are only linking to another webpage, and it is that
webpage's responsibility to make sure the contents are legal. There has even
been a court case about this, if I remember correctly. After all, these
appear to be well-known websites, although I do recognize that one is owned
by a Swedish company and the other a Canadian one.
Whether uploading your own dlls is legal will depend on where you live, of
course, but I don't think anyone will hunt you down for hosting the
occasional dll. It should be legal in most (if not all?) countries.
Remember that most copyright laws have a 'fair use' clause, and these dlls
are needed by unfortunate Windows users, with valid licences.
Alexander N. Sørnes
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