matthewhse at gmail.com
Wed May 10 22:07:47 EDT 2006
>> I dont know about moral rights but the courts disagree with you.
When it comes to physical goods that are purchased by someone the courts
have repeatedly upheld a persons right to do whatever he wants as long
as it is legal.
Okay, I'll admit to error in that. I was going along with the analogy
and comparing a physical item with intellectual property. Sorry for the
rabbit trail! ;)
>I dont know about moral rights but the courts disagree with you. When
>it comes to physical goods that are purchased by someone the courts have
>repeatedly upheld a persons right to do whatever he wants as long as it
>is legal. selling mass produced copies of a patented item is not legal
>but modifying an item is legal. The company has no legal right to stop
>me from fixing my broken hammer.
>>software application are so totally different as to be totally
>>incomparable in this way, for many reasons.
>I agree. Software is not treated the same as other goods in many
>respects so analogies are difficult in general.
>That is why this thread will go on forever in useless debate.
>PC Xperience, Inc.
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