Altair BASIC copyright [was RE: Larry Niven's Altair]
kelly at catcorner.org
Tue Aug 25 14:25:17 CDT 2015
From: cctalk <cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org> on behalf of COURYHOUSE at aol.com <COURYHOUSE at aol.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 2:45 PM
>But would you REALLY even want to spend the amount
> of money to argue this with the lawyers of Gates and Allen?
Argue pro se for a while at least. You don't always have to have a lawyer. Where's the sense of adventure? I know if it went to the end you'd probably never win, but you could punch around for a little while then capitulate. IANL but in many of these cases if you fold after a few exchanges of paperwork nothing happens.
Just kidding on this, but it seems like a fun time.
I'd suggest a petition or social media bomb to Microsoft's PR departments asking for clear use rights for this software, but they might realize they can make $98 from the sale over the next 10 years and decide to market it again.
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