Header file legal issues (was Re: process.h patch)
ps at leissner.se
Thu Feb 15 05:11:02 CST 2001
> Patrik Stridvall wrote:
> > > One fly in the legal ointment is that while the headers may not be
> > > copyrighable, the shrinkwrap license may still be legal
> as a contract.
> > > There's a case where a court suggested that someone who
> buys a copy
> > > of a product that contains a shrinkwrap license agreement
> and unwraps
> > > it is legally bound to follow it, while the person who
> later finds the
> > > unwrapped CD 'on the street' with no such license is
> allowed to copy
> > > the portions that are unprotected by copyright.
> > If that is so, wouldn't it mean that if you have a pirated
> copy of the
> > headers
> > you can legally copy and distribute parts that are
> unprotected by copyright.
> > :-)
> Oh, the irony of it all.
You don't need to use a pirated copy either just borrow
a friends computer that has the headers legally installed
and copy any part unprotected by copyright.
Any "contract" can only bind him. :-)
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