Good article ... one for the lawyers and intellectual property folks for sure.
However, just think about how ludicrous it can be.
How many DBAs have freely copied and implemented the scripts from BOL ... lots of scripts from v6.0 to the present. Imagine the legal morass that already exists in that fact alone. Just think about it. Even on BOL now you even have a 'copy code' button just about everywhere !
Then there is the situation where mny have even been given scripts from MS PSS as workarounds !
Just think, in addition to MS/SQL Server, Sybase, Oracle and DB2 and probably countless other DBMSs have also put their respective client/user communities in the same risk situation. That is why I initially mentioned that it is a bit 'ludicrous'.
Maybe we should run this past the legal folks !!!
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