OK...what does the EXE do? It allows access to copyrighted materials that would not normally be accessible to the user. If the immediate purpose of the EXE is to allow someone to play Bejewelled beyond the amount allowed by its creators, avoiding the time limits or content restrictions they dictate, then it is a copy-protection circumvention device. The fact that it is posted on a web site advertising "Free Bejewelled!!" and telling the user to download the demo would be evidence of this to any court. It's obvious the software has only one purpose: to allow people to play the game without paying for it. DMCA violation. No. Copyright controls the rights to duplicate or distribute a work. Looking at is not distribution or duplication. If the image is somehow protected by some tricky technology that requires $20 each time you look at it, and you create a program that gets around their protection, then yes, you are violating the DMCA. However, if you do not distribute that program, it is very unlikely that you could be charged, both from a practical sense (how would anyone know you had this program?) and because the DMCA does not make possession of copy-protection circumvention tools illegal. It is distributing such a tool or method that is illegal.