Re: RMS on Plan 9 license, with my comments

From: John Cowan (
Date: Tue Jul 25 2000 - 13:23:12 EDT

David Johnson wrote:

> But surely making modifications for one's own private use falls under
> the heading of Fair Use?

Not necessarily. "Fair use" is kept carefully undefined, but one of
its factors is the purpose. If you parlay your private modifications
into a large company based on selling the output of the program,
the copyright owner might well sue.


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