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6-07-2010 @ 10:58PM
I believe that had been covered in other suits prior to the Glider suit. IIRC the judge decided that having one copy of the program in RAM* didn't count as infringement because it was necessary for the use of the program (and therefore you don't need a EULA to allow you to run the software, which is why EULAs have switched from "on running this software" to "on purchasing this software").Which is a common bloody sense decision as otherwise reading a book or listening to a song would be copyright infringement as you are making copies of the work in the neural pathways in your brain (you filthy pirate you!).* I believe (IANAL) that MDY got pinged because it made an unauthorised derivative work by altering the RAM copy of WoW. Which is something you would need a EULA to allow you to do under most copyright regimes.
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