Subject: Re: Fails OSD #1. [Re: OSD compliant shareware]
From: John Cowan <>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 06:21:01 -0500 (EST)

Bruce Perens scripsit:

> I haven't read the decision in MAI vs Peak,

In brief: it said that a computer maintenance company (neither owner nor licensee)
couldn't run proprietary OS software, already installed, for hardware testing
purposes, because that involved making copies; the 117 safe harbor
is only for owners.

The part of the DCMA that overrode this is not being reviewed.

John Cowan     
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