trading books vs trading software

trading books vs trading software

Post by janet wat » Wed, 25 Oct 1995 04:00:00



NO FLAMES I AM JUST ASKING WHAT THE
 DIFFERENCE WOULD BE.

What is the difference between the copyright of
 software and the publishers copyright on printed
material? I would think it would be the same.
Does anyone know the answer? This would be
great if it is OK with the legal sides.
We could even have a reference section
on available books.

 
 
 

trading books vs trading software

Post by rklas.. » Wed, 25 Oct 1995 04:00:00



Quote:
>NO FLAMES I AM JUST ASKING WHAT THE
> DIFFERENCE WOULD BE.

>What is the difference between the copyright of
> software and the publishers copyright on printed
>material? I would think it would be the same.
>Does anyone know the answer? This would be
>great if it is OK with the legal sides.
>We could even have a reference section
>on available books.

With regards to software, anyone can use software once bought as long as only
one person uses it at any one time. Eg., my DH bought OS/2, his friend borrowed it,
but only after my DH removed it from our system. Once his friend removed it from
_his_ system, DH reinstalled it on ours. Books, I assume, would be the same. You
can trade, lend, give, sell, but not copy.

Wendy

 
 
 

trading books vs trading software

Post by Julia F N Altshul » Tue, 31 Oct 1995 04:00:00


Well, actually the copyright laws are more complicated than that, and
there are differences between print and software copyrights.  I'm not an
expert, but I am studying for a masters in library science, and this is a
subject librarians have to be well versed in.  For print sources, it's
okay to photocopy as long as you're not making a profit and not materally
taking profit from the author or publisher.  In other words, copying a
few pages from a book for a friend is probably alright.  For software,
read the packaging material carefully.  A lot of it tells you that the
software is to be used by one person on one terminal, but it depends.    
I'd love to be corrected on this if anyone has better information.
                                Lia, in cool glorious Miami where the
orange, red and yellow Barbara Frietchie blocks are laid out on the bed
awaiting sashing

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