Questions about using native vs implementing our own

Alexander Nicolaysen Sørnes alex at
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 or,
> > 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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