Catatonic wrote:As far as the lawyers are concerned, you don't own your software. But at least they don't take your license away for computing while drunk.
Indeed. Odd that it's one of few industries where they can retain ownership without the liability for defects or detrimental results thereof. Imagine if leasing a car negated the legal risks for the car companies. Imagine if medicine that caused you harm were "licensed" to you instead of sold outright, and if doing such would protect the manufacturer from legal retaliation. Amazing. Software licensing is a weird beast indeed.