Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot
I hope it ends up going to a judge with enough common sense to rule that when you pay for something you own it.
Perhaps I'm missing something, but you "never" own "software" someone else created. What companies are doing is selling you a license to use a "copy" of the software. Note the key word being "copy" - meaning the company maintains the sole source (original).
The other keyword is "license" - which is saying you can use our software provided you abide by our rules, basically the EULA agreement.
In short you’re paying is a licensing fee to use said software, and you obviously you can’t use the software without a "copy"
So when someone has copy of the software without paying the licensing fee, it’s considered theft. Sort of like someone having a copy of your social security number and using it without your permission.
My two cents