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

Derek Broughton derek at pointerstop.ca
Wed Jan 28 01:51:36 UTC 2009

Bart Silverstrim wrote:

> Frank McCormick wrote:
>> Mario Vukelic wrote:
>>> On Tue, 2009-01-27 at 11:47 -0400, Derek Broughton wrote:
>>>> Software has always been licensed, Entertainment generally hasn't
>>>> (at least explicitly).
>>> Oh so wrong. They are copyrighted and licensed for use, have always
>>> been.
>>   Strange. My original DVD's say nothing about being licensed for
>> use...they ONLY contain warnings about copying and unlicensed
>> distribution.
> How can it warn about unlicensed distribution if there isn't a license
> in the first place?

That's the point - you can't distribute it because you _don't_ have a 
license.  You can _get_ a license, but the DVD you buy in the corner store 
doesn't have one.

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