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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: Tue, 29 May 2007 12:45:26 -0500
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Rui Miguel Silva Seabra writes:
> Then you eventually buy your copyright license by buying a legitimate
> copy (a book, a CD, etc...).

In the US no license is needed to buy, own, or use a legitimate copy of a
book, CD, etc.  Copyright law does not enter into the matter at all.  It
is simply the purchase of a tangible object.  A license is only needed if
you want to make copies beyond those permitted by law.
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

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