[ILUG] Wine and IE6
higels at tcd.ie
Tue Sep 25 11:49:52 IST 2001
Philip Trickett wrote:
> If you think that is bad, wait until they try putting in the EULA for
> office, that documents created within Microsoft products can only be
> viewed on a Microsoft OS or using a Microsoft product. May seem crazy
> now, but it wouldn't surprise me if Linux took off on the desktop.
I doubt that. AFAIK, imposing limitations on the use and distribution of
the output of a piece of software is very difficult.
Take a look here:
"In general this is legally impossible; copyright law does not give you any
say in the use of the output people make from their data using your
program. If the user uses your program to enter or convert his own data,
the copyright on the output belongs to him, not you. More generally, when
a program translates its input into some other form, the copyright status
of the output inherits that of the input it was generated from."
Probably wouldn't happen so.
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