I’ve chosen the librarian view from the book. That is, “Copyright laws, especially the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, minimize the needs of the public and go too far in their efforts to protect the rights of software authors.”
I am a Mac user hoever I also own a windows PC. Now that I can install Windows on my Macbook I’d like to have a copy on there for a “just in case” basis. The problem is the Windows license does not allow that. I would need to purchase two copies. The Mac OSX is not like this. If I choose I can buy a family license and that allows me to install the OS on up to five machines in my household. Of course retail price is $80 more than the single user license, but I believe most software packages should offer the same type of thing.

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