On 8/1/12 3:03 AM, glen herrmannsfeldt wrote: > In sci.physics.electromag deadrat <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > (snip, someone wrote) > >>>> No, fair use includes display and performance as well. > >>> I suppose by now I consider those a temporary form of copying. >>> If nothing else, onto the retina of someone's eye. > >> But that's not a "fixed" medium, so even though you consider it a copy, >> copyright law doesn't. > > DRAM isn't either, but that doesn't seem to slow down copyright, > or at least claims to it in licenses.
Copying a program into computer memory to run it doesn't violate copyright. Execution rights are governed by the license.
Program copyright protects the copyright holder from unauthorized copying to distributable medium like CDs and from the unauthorized inclusion of the program into other software.