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RE: [dvd-discuss] Postage Meters and the "Right to Tinker"
> > How exactly is installing the program different to reading
> > a book in this regard?
> One doesn't copy a book onto the hard drive to read it (typically).
No, you make a copy on your retina, which is just exactly the same
thing. The copy on your retina is required to make use of the copyrighted
work, and is used in no other manner. Just like the copy on your computer.
Sounds exaclty like 17 USC 117 to me. (pasted from John's post)
"it is not an infringement for the owner of
a copy of a computer program to make or
authorize the making of another copy
or adaptation of that computer program
provided ... that such a new copy or
adaptation is created as an essential step
in the utilization of the computer program
in conjunction with a machine and that it
is used in no other manner ..."
It may still be a DMCA violation, but i think it is pretty clear that its not
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