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a thought about copywrite laws


Date: Tue May 13 2003 - 02:51:41 PDT

You are all aware of how you are supposed to share software disks, use the
program more than once if you have not paid for it, etc. Well something
occurred to me...I was taking a workshop last spring and the presenter of the
workshop owned his own website design business. He said that you could buy
earlier versions of design software, used, that one did not need the lastest
version of everything to get the job done. I thought that sounded pretty ok.
 I mean someone is using it, then decides to sell the whole thing, then you
buy it. Would be the same as if you bought a used book or a used cd, or used
video tape, etc. Then I started thinking about how you have to register all
of that stuff, etc.

What do you all think about that? Buying used software? I mean the real
problem would be, did the person load it up, is using it, then just selling
the disk? Is the rule, He who has the original disk in the right when it
comes to copywrite?

Just a thought....obviously I do NOT have enough to do! hahahaha