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Re: [dvd-discuss] Movie Downloads, automatically illegal?

On Fri, Aug 02, 2002 at 04:27:02PM -0500, Tim Neu wrote:
> How can you buy a movie and NOT the right to use it?

Here's how:

Some idiot/lawyer decided some time ago that this (buy an X, but not
the right to use it) applies to software. That's why you have EULAs and
other license bullshit.

We on this list ourselves have argued that DVD contents are software.

So, you need a license to watch them. Of course, just like an EULA,
that license can restrict pretty much whatever it wants...

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