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RobPatten

I am so glad that somebody has finally made this point.

Buying software is not like buying a tin of beans. Once you get your beans you can put them on toast, eat them all yourself, share them with the family, or even fill a bath with them (as was once popular for various charity events).

Heinz won't come round because two people are sharing one tin of beans.

The difference is you are buying a product. You can then (so long as you act within the law of course) do what you like with it.

With software you never own the product. You are just granted a license to use it. That license forms a contract and if breached will become void.