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Re: Did I finally figure out the rationale?

From: mike3
Subject: Re: Did I finally figure out the rationale?
Date: 31 May 2007 12:16:53 -0700
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On May 28, 1:06 am, Rui Miguel Silva Seabra <> wrote:
> Dom, 2007-05-27 às 14:56 -0500, John Hasler escreveu:
> > be described as "a copyright license".  In fact, most "copyright licenses"
> > --those between authors and publishers for example-- are contracts as well.
> No, there are contracts where authors assign or even sell (in some
> jurisdictions) their copyrights.
> The Copyright is a temporary monopoly in order to give a negotiating
> advantage to authors when dealing with editors/distributors.

So then what is the difference between a copyright license and
a contract, anyway? What rights does MS-EULA *grant* that
would otherwise not be had under copyright law, instead of
taking away rights?

> > in addition to taking away many of the rights the copy owner would
> > otherwise have.  I was not aware that it did the so, but I haven't seen a
> > recent version.
> For some years Microsoft's EULA removes your right to privacy. It also
> explicitly allows Microsoft to inspect your premises for compliance, as
> well as administrate your machines.

So then how is it just a copyright license, if you are agreeing to
give information to Microsoft?

> Hence the very appropriate term of Spyware as a description of
> Microsoft's most popular software.
> Rui
> --
> + No matter how much you do, you never do enough -- unknown
> + Whatever you do will be insignificant,
> | but it is very important that you do it -- Gandhi
> + So let's do it...?
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