Subject: Re: RPL 1.5 discussion
From: "Alexander Terekhov" <>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 18:35:26 +0200

On 9/23/07, Walter van Holst <> wrote:
> Given that most jurisdictions that I am aware of have chosen to apply copyright law
> to software in a significantly more restrictive manner than 'classic' copyright, as
> hardly any equivalents of fair use are applicable, any technical copy of the software
> (including that made during execution of the software) is one that falls under the
> copyright holders' rights etc., ...

You must be unaware of 17 USC 117 and EU 91/250/EEC Article 5
Exceptions to the restricted acts and Article 6 Decompilation, I


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