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Re: Did I finally figure out the rationale?

From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: Did I finally figure out the rationale?
Date: Sat, 26 May 2007 18:54:47 -0500
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mike3 writes:
> Since the license is actually a contract, then does that mean, that, say,
> if a child under the age of 18 were to install the software, they would
> be free to ignore any restriction that it imposes that is not imposed
> otherwise by copyright law, since minors cannot enter into a legally
> binding contract?

The licensors maintain that the sale has not been completed until the
"license" clickies have been clicked on by a person competent to enter into
the contract.  If true this would mean that if the clicking is done by a
minor there is no sale and therefor any subsequent use is copyright
infringment to the extent that it involves copying that would be legal for
the owner of the copy.
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

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