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Performance Rights For Software, Mark Perry, Stephen M. Watt Oct 2006

Performance Rights For Software, Mark Perry, Stephen M. Watt

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As we use software in increasingly varied contexts, the concept of a software license has become progressively more complex. Software is embedded in devices that do not obviously resemble computers. Web services make software on one computer available to anyone with internet access. An individual may use several computers over the course of the day so the concept of a node locked or individual license is no longer clear. How should time based and single use and consumptive licenses be governed and interact? This paper examines how these and other issues in software licensing can be seen as instances of ...