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[dvd-discuss] TurboTax for free?
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- Subject: [dvd-discuss] TurboTax for free?
- From: "Richard Hartman" <hartman(at)onetouch.com>
- Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2003 09:44:40 -0800
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Here's an interesting puzzle.
I recieved in the mail -- unsolicited -- a CD with
TurboTax 2002 on it. The instructions say that to
access it I need to have internet access and a credit
card. Obviously this is a protected program, with
the intention that I pay them before it is unlocked.
If I break the protection I would (of course) be subject
to prosecution under the DMCA.
However ... IIRC anything recieved unsolicted in the
mail is a _gift_, and as such I should be able to
access it w/o having to make any payment to the sender
-Richard M. Hartman
186,000 mi/sec: not just a good idea, it's the LAW!