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RE: [dvd-discuss] DMCA exemption - NAGware

Actually, since it doesn't prevent access, I'd have to say not.
Otoh, there is some nagware that introduces a countdown
timer that gets longer for every X days after 30 that you
run the program.  That would "control access" ... it does
let you get in, but only if you wait the specified period of time ...

-Richard M. Hartman

186,000 mi/sec: not just a good idea, it's the LAW!

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael A Rolenz [mailto:Michael.A.Rolenz@aero.org]
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2003 3:33 PM
To: dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu
Subject: [dvd-discuss] DMCA exemption - NAGware

Too bad I didn't think of this before..NAGWARE...you know those stupid popups that come up periodically that want to remind you to register software that either you don't want to register it because you don't want the spam or junkmail or you have registered it but the stupid popup is timed to pop up every month until you remember to tell it not to (e.g., Mathtype). Is that popup an access control to a copyrighted work? When I legally own it or they have a bug that keeps ignoring registration, am I entitled to circumvent and patch their code?

Of course, this begins to get into the whole "they hacked my game" issue...