[Coco] Window Master & "Super Basic"

John R. Hogerhuis jhoger at pobox.com
Sat May 14 12:49:50 EDT 2005

On Sat, 2005-05-14 at 08:59 -0700, Andrew wrote:

> What do others here think about this?

In think that it's up to Bill. Hopefully he can see the logic of the
situation and either sell new copies, make a non-protected version, or
authorize us to break the copy protection and make copies ourselves.

For your own personal backup copy of vintage software, I believe the
librarian of congress made an exception to DMCA which allows breaking
the copy protection for the purpose of making backups.

But generally if he's still actively interested in this stuff, we should
respect his wishes whatever they are.

This sort of problem is why in my commercial software I do not put any
copy protection, and why I don't buy any software with copy protection.
It also is a part of the reason that I spend more of my time on open
platforms like Linux where this sort of behavior of treating users like
potential criminals is not tolerated.

-- John.

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