Vintage Software Copyright

Rod Smallwood rodsmallwood52 at
Fri Aug 21 11:58:34 CDT 2015

So what is the lifetime of a software copyright ?

On 21/08/2015 17:25, Mouse wrote:
>>> There is also - to me! - a difference between something like ripping
>>> off a manual and redistributing it [and] keeping a private archive
>>> of such things, to make sure the information is not [lost]
>> Why private?  More risk of loss if it isn't distributed.
> What Johnny said, essentially: it's where I fall on the tradeoff
> between copyright violation and risk of loss.  (For some things.  Where
> I fall on that spectrum varies from case to case, as I outlined, all
> the way from things like currently-live commercial licensed binary-only
> software, which I don't tolerate on my machines, to things like
> software I wrote and released to the public domain, which of course I
> have no question about keeping around.)
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