At 14:22 21-09-01 -0400, you wrote:
> > At 10:06 21-09-01 -0400, Austin Franklin wrote:
> > >These software EULAs can say/claim anything they want, but the law can be
> > >entirely different than what they claim! I do not know your specific
> > >situation, and I am in no way endorsing software piracy.
> > Let's not inadvertently misdirect the issue here. There is no question of
> > piracy and frankly I don't know why you'd even bring it up.
>I did not mention piracy at all in relation to your specific issue, and as
>far as you were concerned there was no question of piracy. I only mentioned
>piracy in relation to my statement of possibly "ignoring" (certain clauses
>in) EULAs. I never believed your situation could be characterized in any
>sense as piracy!
Please accept my sincerest apologies for overreacting and being so touchy.
I have no acceptable excuse for it:-( I'm just jittery because my son is in
the USAF and I want to see him safe and don't want to inadvertently create
a problem for him.
>My opinion is also that any software you have original disks etc. for is
>yours to give to anyone you want to, providing you didn't keep any
>copies/backups...once you give it away, you have no more rights to use it.
>This is what sounds to me like your situation. If I understand correctly,
>you have the original disks, aren't using them, and just want to give them
Yes that's true. EULA's must be the most arcane (deliberately?) obfuscated
documents in computerdom. I figure that I wrote a lot of crap during the
years that I was a technical writer at Microsoft but never anything as bad
as a EULA! That level of drivel is reserved strictly for legal departments.
Cary Enoch Reinstein aka Enoch's Vision, Inc., Peach County, Georgia
http://www.enochsvision.com/, http://www.bahaivision.com/ -- "Behind all
these manifestations is the one radiance, which shines through all things.
The function of art is to reveal this radiance through the created object."