Hi,

On Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 11:34 AM, Dale E Sterner <sunbeam...@juno.com> wrote:
>
> I think the software NAZI's rarely bother with dos, not worth the effort
> anymore.

Software "national socialists" don't exist, only lawyers (looking for
prey). And it's their (paid) job to go after offenders. Admittedly,
DOS isn't exactly worth a billion dollars, but it's still worth
something. You yourself are worth something, and they can smell money
a mile away. (Sorry for negative implications, I'm not anti-lawyer,
but it's not exactly "fun times" either!)

> I think if you own copies of the original cd's it gives you some right to
> make copies of contained software - reasonable use rule I think. I own a lot
> of copies of 95,98 & me and zillions of copies have been destroyed over the 
> years
> so there lots of unused licenes out there..

You probably have licenses for your own use but not others. And they
will (correctly) claim that it means that you still can't redistribute
or even download from unauthorized sources, even with a fully valid
license.

And since this is a FreeDOS mailing list, a free/libre DOS clone, they
will claim that you knew there were other (legal) options to find such
software but disregarded them.

Please don't push your luck. I'm not a lawyer. I'm not saying
copyright is perfect here. But I don't want any of us (or you) to even
get a stern warning, much less anything worse.

P.S. Besides, FreeDOS is "better"! Or at least close enough / good
enough. There's (almost) no reason to use anything else. If there are
bugs, we need to fix them.

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