software licence

From: Steve <>
Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2008 02:01:43 -0800 (PST)
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Our organisation is using an off the shelf application which has an Oracle database back-end. We have a licence for 10 concurrent users. We now need to have additional users access the data for view purposes only. As the cost of increasing the licence count is prohibitive are we within the law if we write our own software using VB or something similar to access the information on the database, without using the paid for app. As I write this I'm thinking that as the application provider designed the database they will have some say in whether we can use our own software to access it. But it is our data so would that be our copyright?

I know the question is a bit vague but any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks. Received on Fri Jan 04 2008 - 04:01:43 CST

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