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COMPUTERS

the Michigan Daily
Software pirates'

Tuesday, April 16, 1985
plunder 'U'

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bootleg copy is made for every one
legally purchased.
A MECHANISM for catching sof-
tware pirates is only beginning to come
together. The cases which have been
successfully prosecuted to date have
involved corporations, not individuals.
Weir, said that software companies
prosecute only as an example to others.
"I don't think they are as much con-
cerned with individuals," he said.

Prosecutions have been uncommon,
but this has not been because of am-
biguities in the law regarding copying
of protected software. Besides standard
copyright laws which are often vague
and easy to skirt, most products also
carry a nearly airtight license which is
accepted as soon as the software
packaging is opened.
LOCAL retailers speculated that a
general ignorance about licensing may
be a reason for individuals accidentally
violating the law. "I doubt if anyone'

even reads them," said Harding,
referring to the licenses. "People don't
realize that they are stealing."
Joel said he had never read the licen-
se which protects software.
"I find it pretty similar to
photocopying a book or videotaping
your favorite program off T.V.," Joel
said. "I'm not really worried about
prosecution at all."
Joel said that his bootleg software..
spans a national network. "I have

someone in Chicago and someone in a
big computing company in Detroit as
well as a dozen other people in the Ann
Arbor area," he said. He said he
frequently contacts friends at other
universities to get software which he
guesses may be third or fourth hand
from the intitial purchaser.
Rather than prosecution, the softw-
are industry has focused its efforts on
design of more sophisticated protection
schemes.

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Michaels proclaims conservative tide

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But many of the representatives who
ran under Michaels on the moderate
slate say they don't feel comfortable
with party labels and will take an issue-
by-issue approach to decisions.
"I think (MSA) should concentrate on
campus issues," says newly elected
Rackha m representative Virginia
Ward, "but I don't want to be
categorized (as a moderate/conser-
vative representative). I try not to be
slotted. I try to be as independent-min-
ded as possible."
Another member of the moderate
party agreed. "I don't want to classify
myself," says Steve Krawczyk, a
representative from the Rackham
school of graduate studies. 1

Other moderates said they felt little
party loyalty and wouldn't necessarily
follow the moderate platform.
"I ,wan ted to join a party," says
Myron Marlin, newly elected LSA
representative' who ran on the
moderate ticket, "but I have my own
views and I will stick to them."
One representative says she will not

necessarily follow her party.
"I don't want people to say I've
changed my views, but I don't really
know anything about MSA. I just wan-
ted to be on a ticket," she says.
One of the several independent can-
didates who won seats on MSA, Steve
Heyman, disagreed with Michaels' con-
tention that conservatives will be

powerful in forging MSA's policies in
the future.
Heyman says that he believes being a
Republican is becoming trendy nation-
wide. But he says this campus in par-

ticular is liberal.
"Students all feel the same about
issues such as receiving equal pay for
equal work, the code, and minority
recruitment and retention," he says.

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... leads the liberals

;Protest at Berkeley
enters its sixth day

(Continued from Page 1)
" Full amnesty for all anti-apartheid
protesters.
The organized rally yesterday
brought the protesters new support in
the form of endorsements from various
campus and local organizations.
The groups who pledged their support
included the United People of Color, a
campus minority organization; the
Association of Students at the Univer-
sity of California, the student gover-
nment body; and local trade unions.
THE RALLY also drew a large crowd
of students and Berkeley residents to
Sproul Plaza.
Nigel Costolle, a student who came to
participate in the rally, said that this is
the largest such action Berkeley has
seen "in some time."
"I think it is great. It's high time
something like this happened," Costolle
said. "We-are usually at the forefront of
this kind of. thing, but this time I think
they got the idea from Columbia. That's
kind of embarrassing for Berkeley."
SPEAKERS at the protest managed
to keep the audience's attention despite
cold weather and other problems.
At 1 p.m. the university turned off the
power, subsequently shutting down the
demonstrators public, address system.
The students then used an, illegal por-
table unit to address the crowd.
"If the regents see this protest failing
or dwindling or slowing down, then they
will think students aren't against apar-
theid," said Liz Santoz, a speaker from
the United People of Color. "And we
know that isn't true."
THE PROTEST also brought Stoney
Burke, who has visited the Michigan
campus, to show his support.
"These last couple of days have been
absolutely amazing. This is a really
sensitive issue for Berkeley," Burke
said. "They should have divested back
in '77 but now they may be responsible
for the '80s backlash - just think if
people did this for nuclear weapons."
Prior to the noon protest, the crowd at
Sproul Hall had been relatively quiet.
Demonstrators have reserved this time
to plan strategies.
"THE MORNING and afternoon
hours are always slower," said student

protester Leslie Zelters. "People go
home to take showers or whatever. At
noon every day we try to let people on
campus know what we're doing."
According to Ross Hammond, a
member of the student senate at
Berkeley, the university's regents have
never taken the prospect of divestment
seriously.
"There was a proposal for divest-
ment in '77, but they voted it down two
to one," Hammond said. "But times
have changed since then and a lot of in-
stitutions have already divested."
Hammond said this trend toward
divestment would likely work in favor
of the protesters."
Although many who are critical of the
protest have stated that divestment of
university funds would only increase
the problems in South Africa, Hammond
maintained that the approach taken by
the students was justified.
"The bottom line is blacks in South
Africa are calling for divestment - and
we support that," Hammond said. "It's
not up to people in the U.S. We
shouldn't be deciding what's best for the
South African people."
Hammond said the administration
and campus police are basically
ignoring the protest.
"This morning the police tried to
open the doors (to Sproul Hall)," he
said. "It's a test to see what sort of
reaction there would be."

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Corrections
The University of Michigan and
Michigan State University each had to
make about 800 revisions in financial
aid awards last year. The Daily in-
correctly reported that they made 800
revisions combined.
In Sunday's Daily, a photograph cap-
tion incorrectly said that English
teaching assistant Kasia Kietlinska
was still involved with Poland's
Solidarity movement.
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