Watzman at neo.rr.com
Sat Dec 17 16:46:18 CST 2005
> > I have plenty of software that runs directly off CD. I'm not
> > making a copy of it to run it. Unless you're implying the
> > process of reading it into memory to execute is copying it. IMHO
> > that's a mighty fine line.
> Reading it into memory is copying it. Lawyers make a bunch of
> their money due to fine lines.
The statement that reading it into memory is copying it is generally
Re: Does this imply that software in ROM does not need to be copied (in the
legal sense) when it's run, but cashing the ROM would consitute a copy?
Or does copying each byte in turn into an internal processor register
count as a 'copy'.
If it runs from ROM, then it's not considered to be copied, but if ROM is
copied ("shadowed") to RAM (as BIOS' and video firmware often are), then it
would be considered to be copied.
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