Now, that is a genuine academic argument. I am sure the issue will never be 
resolved to everyone's satisfaction...primarily because no one cares enough 
about what you do to software you lawfully possess and want to hack for 
private and personal use. Who would bring such a lawsuit, and how would the 
suit get past a motion to dismiss?


Rod Dixon, J.D., LL.M.

...... Original Message .......
On Wed, 9 Jun 2004 11:29:14 -0700 Rick Moen <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>Quoting Stephen C. North ([EMAIL PROTECTED]):
>> Do you say the law prevents me from taking a legal copy of a copyrighted
>> work, which is a program, and privately modifying that program for my 
own use?
>John Cowan says yes:
>Dan Bernstein says no:
>When you get that resolved, please let me know.
>license-discuss archive is at

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