Timothy B. McCormack, attorney and Seattle technology lawyer writes about copyright infringement: Anyone who violates any of the exclusive rights of the copyright owner (discussed above) is an infringer of the copyright.(36) Copying a computer program without permission onto a diskette or a hard drive is direct copyright infringement. Photocopying an instruction manual is also direct copyright infringement. Other activities that might constitute liability for direct copyright infringement include:
(2) uploading software;
(3) making software available for download; and
(4) transmitting software files.