Quick license question
Posted: Sun, 6th Mar 2005, 6:07am
Post 1 of 10
My time is equally divided between my big-at-home computer and my laptop. If I buy AlamDV can I install it on both computers, or do I need to buy it twice?
Posted: Sun, 6th Mar 2005, 6:51am
Post 2 of 10
YOu have to buy the product twice.
Posted: Sun, 6th Mar 2005, 8:31am
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As long as he's running the same OS on both his laptop and his desktop, I see no reason why he would have to pay for the software twice (I'm assuming the unlock codes are different for the Mac and Win versions). Surely that would fall under fair use... I may be wrong, but I don't think he'll have any problem. Even with Chromanator, he would just have to update the software every few months to keep it working. As long as he pays for a copy, why not?
Edit: Unless you're being sarcastic and I'm a big putz for not catching it... either way...
Posted: Sun, 6th Mar 2005, 8:47am
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The real answer can only really be given by a CSB employee or rep. Any others are merely conjecture or opinion. A EULA would also clarify this question, but I can't find one..
My opinion is that if CSB wanted to enforce the usual software rules, you would need a licence for every computer their software was installed on. They could argue that both computers could therfore be used by different people at the same time. Any other choice would be based on the trust and the goodwill of the company, and lets face it they are a very accomadating crowd, aren't they, I know I've lost track of all the helpful things they have done for people either in the forums or in chat. But at the end of the day, it's their business and noone should fault them should they decide to request licences for every computer.
Posted: Sun, 6th Mar 2005, 1:49pm
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The licence agreement for our software (which you all agree to upon installation) allows for a single install of the program.
If you want to use it on two computers, you need two licences. This is fairly standard practice when it comes to individual software licences.
Posted: Sun, 6th Mar 2005, 3:26pm
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Yeah, I was definately not being sarcastic. (And I am not being sarcastic here either.)
Posted: Sun, 6th Mar 2005, 6:02pm
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Listen to Tarn - he is wise and all-powerful.
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Posted: Sun, 6th Mar 2005, 6:26pm
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Yea, but steeb... from a technical standpoint, you cannot tell the difference between someone who has the program on two computers, and someone who has given the program to his buddies. Essentially it is the same thing, because while there may be a legit copy out there, there is also one that has not been paid for, and thus has the potential to really hurt a small company like CSB.
Posted: Sun, 6th Mar 2005, 6:27pm
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Yes, well it is a legal stipulation of the license that users buy a license for every computer they use it on. That's where CSB stand. And there are a few Fxhomers who have bought multiple licenses of their software.
People may choose to use their license on other computers but this is legally against the conditions of the original license. CSB can legally enforce this if they have grounds for believing a member has done this. Arguing that point of view is therefore going to get you nowhere, & if you supported your argument by saying something like "I have it installed on 2 computers, so are they going to sue me?" then you'd be landing in deep sh*t. So the least said, the better.
Posted: Sun, 6th Mar 2005, 8:39pm
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The answer is crystal clear, and perfectly acceptable. There are a number of companies that issue two licenses under the stipulation that a single user uses them (essentially for the laptop user out in the field), but it isn't common.
Thanks for the replies.