Re: using a registered program at work
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on February 26, 2001 at 06:44:46:
In Reply to: using a registered program at work posted by PAUL FREDERICK on February 24, 2001 at 13:56:45:
: I would like to know about any laws broken or are being bent as to when I used an office computer program I own at work to fix a problem I had, then had taken the program back, but the office refused to take the program off the computer after I was fired.The program is registered in my name, and I want to know about copywright laws or infringement laws. Should I insist they take it off because they are useing a barrowed program,or should I not worry about it?, thank you, and hope you can help me with my questions.
Dear Mr. Frederick,
The situation is complex. If you downloaded your only copy of the program, there is one answer if you copied your program there is another question.
Basically you can use a copyrighted program you own but, questions started once copies are made. The law seems bent. Simple actions such as this may very well be infringments but are very difficult for the copyright proprietor to police.
M. Arthur Auslander
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