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I read a license agreement and it seems the following part is vague:

Without prejudice to any statutory rights so to do, you must not reproduce or alter any of the software or any associated documentation.

1) Does "Without prejudice to any statutory rights so to do" mean "If your local law supports this limitation"?

2) Does "you must not" means that "you are not allowed"?

3) Does "any of the software or any associated documentation" mean "either the software or any associated documentation"? Or does it mean "any part of the software or its associated documentation"?

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Translation:

Except where the law allows you to, you cannot reproduce any part of the software or the documentation.

"Must not" is an imperative: you are prohibited.

Statutory rights would be rights under the applicable law, the jurisdiction where the licence is granted certainly and possibly others.

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  • Does must not mean may not or are not allowed to and doing so infringes the contract? Nov 26 '15 at 19:10
  • And statutory rights may vary from country to counnty or state to state. Does any statutory rights mean local law of where the software is bought or used Nov 26 '15 at 19:14
  • By "where the licence is granted" do you mean where the software is bought and used? Nov 27 '15 at 9:29

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