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- See: Exclusive Rights, Contract Law, Software, Copyright, Source Code, Object Code, Free Software Magazine, Public Domain Software, Licensee, End-User.
- (Wikipedia, 2018) ⇒ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/software_license Retrieved:2018-3-16.
- A software license is a legal instrument (usually by way of contract law, with or without printed material) governing the use or redistribution of software. Under United States copyright law all software is copyright protected, in source code as also object code form. The only exception is software in the public domain. A typical software license grants the licensee, typically an end-user, permission to use one or more copies of software in ways where such a use would otherwise potentially constitute copyright infringement of the software owner's exclusive rights under copyright law.
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