Linked by David Adams on Wed 30th Nov 2011 20:23 UTC
Editorial A reader asks: "Can someone comment on the legality of using my brother's old Snow Leopard DVD to install OS X? My brother has Lion, so why can't he choose to give it to me? It doesn't violate Apple's 1 license per 1 computer policy."
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malxau
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2005-12-04

if the contract is void, no license is granted...That, in turn, makes any duplication - including copying code to a hard drive or into memory as part of execution - to be an act of copyright infringement.


In reference to your copying argument, I think there is reason to claim fair use...


This specific issue was decided in MAI v Peak (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MAI_Systems_Corp._v._Peak_Computer,_In.... ) Execution of unlicensed code has been found to be a copyright violation in the US.

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