Subject: RE: Contract or License?
From: "Lawrence E. Rosen" <lrosen@rosenlaw.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 09:31:10 -0700

Karsten, 

> > Copyright law does not restrict use of an authorized copy.  
> 
> It does now.
> 
> Under 1201, there are various uses of a copy which are prohibited.  If
> a content control mechanism prohibits certain types of use, then
> circumventing the control (arguably a use) is prohibited, under Title
> 17.

Copyright law does not prohibit use.  It prohibits reverse engineering
(and similar activities) under certain circumstances.  I didn't intend
to be subtle about the meaning of the word "use."

/Larry

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