Contents of the READ.ME file
DISCLAIMER - AGREEMENT
Users of SpeedBak must accept this disclaimer of warranty:
"SpeedBak is supplied as is. The author disclaims all
warranties, expressed or implied, including, without limitation,
the warranties of merchantability and of fitness for any purpose.
The author assumes no liability for damages, direct or conse-
quential, which may result from the use of SpeedBak."
SpeedBak is a "shareware program" and is provided at no charge to
the user for evaluation. Feel free to share it with your
friends, but please do not give it away altered or as part of
another system. The essence of "user-supported" software is to
provide personal computer users with quality software without
high prices, and yet to provide incentive for programmers to
continue to develop new products. If you find this program
useful and find that you are using SpeedBak and continue to use
SpeedBak after a reasonable trial period, you must make a reg-
istration payment of $25 to MicroTools. The $25 registration fee
will license one copy for use on any one computer at any one
time. You must treat this software just like a book. An example
is that this software may be used by any number of people and may
be freely moved from one computer location to another, so long as
there is no possibility of it being used at one location while
it's being used at another. Just as a book cannot be read by two
different persons at the same time.
Registration may be accomplished by check, money order or credit
card using the enclosed registration form or over the phone by
Commercial users of SpeedBak must register and pay for their
copies of SpeedBak within 30 days of first use or their license
is withdrawn. Site-License arrangements may be made by con-
Anyone distributing SpeedBak for any kind of remuneration must
first contact MicroTools at the address below for authorization.
This authorization will be automatically granted to distributors
recognized by the (ASP) as adhering to its guidelines for
shareware distributors, and such distributors may begin offering
SpeedBak immediately (However MicroTools must still be advised so
that the distributor can be kept up-to-date with the latest
version of SpeedBak.).
You are encouraged to pass a copy of SpeedBak along to your
friends for evaluation. Please encourage them to register their
copy if they find that they can use it. All registered users
will receive a copy of the latest version of the SpeedBak
software, a printed manual and technical support over the phone.
Technical support is available Monday-Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
EST. Visa and MasterCard accepted for Instant Registration.
MicroTools Inc PO Box 624 Simsbury CT 06070-0624 203-651-6170
SpeedBak v2.00 REGISTRATION FORM
Use this form to register your copy of SpeedBak and order the latest
version directly from the MicroTools.
ADDRESS: ___________________________ CITY/TOWN: ________________
STATE: _____________ ZIP CODE: _________ COUNTRY: ____________
TELEPHONE: ______________________ DISK SIZE: 5.25" ____ 3.50" ____
MC __ VISA __ No.__________________________________ Expires ___/___
SIGNATURE: _______________________________ DATE: __________________
QTY DESCRIPTION PRICE TOTAL
___ SpeedBak software, manual, and phone support $25.00 ___.00
(Connecticut residents, please add 6% sales tax) ______
Use this form as an invoice to your purchasing department
Remit Payment to: Ship to:
MicroTools Inc ___________________________
PO Box 624 ___________________________
Simsbury CT 06070-0624 ___________________________
203-651-6170 Tel. ______________________
To Purchasing, Accounts Payable:
Note that SpeedBak has been delivered and accepted by the customer.
Upon receipt of this paid invoice, a printed manual and the current
disk will be sent.
Volume discounts are available, please contact us.
DEFINITION OF SHAREWARE
Shareware distribution gives users a chance to try software
before buying it. If you try a Shareware program and continue
using it, you are expected to register. Individual programs
differ on details -- some request registration while others
require it, some specify a maximum trial period. With
registration, you get anything from the simple right to continue
using the software to an updated program with printed manual.
Copyright laws apply to both Shareware and commercial software,
and the copyright holder retains all rights, with a few specific
exceptions as stated below. Shareware authors are accomplished
programmers, just like commercial authors, and the programs are
of comparable quality. (In both cases, there are good programs
and bad ones!) The main difference is in the method of
distribution. The author specifically grants the right to copy
and distribute the software, either to all and sundry or to a
specific group. For example, some authors require written
permission before a commercial disk vendor may copy their
Shareware is a distribution method, not a type of software. You
should find software that suits your needs and pocketbook,
whether it's commercial or Shareware. The Shareware system makes
fitting your needs easier, because you can try before you buy.
And because the overhead is low, prices are low also. Shareware
has the ultimate money-back guarantee -- if you don't use the
product, you don't pay for it.