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Old 04 June 2009, 16:21   #35
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Location: United Kingdom
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Originally Posted by chiark View Post
Zee, I must admit I thought you were wrong on that, as the UK (I thought) did not have a Fair Use clause enshrined in law.

I was wrong:

Producing a back up copy for personal use of a computer program

it gets better too...

did you know that under UK and european law you are legally allowed to decompile and add / remove features to the software that you own, even recompile it to run on another system. (obviously distributing it would be illegal however)

Apparently this is not so in the US and you can be prosocuted for it.


I just love that law module I took last year...

talk to me about trade marks and IP.... i dare ya
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