OT: Legalese [Re: And another Ubuntu convert!]

Derek Broughton derek at pointerstop.ca
Tue Jan 27 19:12:45 UTC 2009

Bart Silverstrim wrote:

> Derek Broughton wrote:

>>> Software and movies come
>>> with licenses you agree to when you use them.
>> Movies _don't_.  Try to find a single DVD that says anywhere "to be
>> played only on licensed DVD players".
> I haven't seen that particular clause, but It thought the big warning
> screen when you first start the movie was a copyright notice and
> license, isn't it? 

It's a copyright notice, but there's nothing in the standard one that's any 
sort of license that I've ever seen - it's a warning of what the FBI (like 
that holds sway in most of the world) will do to you if you commit piracy.

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