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  1. #1
    Tim Manos Guest

    Licensing

    Hi all,

    Is it legally OK to install VB 6.0 at work form the same CD I bought for
    personal use? Or do I have to buy a new copy (or license, for that matter) .
    I don't want Bill Gates knocking on my door.

    Thanks in advance. And merry Christmas to you all.

    Tim



  2. #2
    Todd B - Agendum Software Guest

    Re: Licensing

    It is legal to do that IF you have uninstalled it from the other machine.
    Unless you purchase additional 'site' licenses or another copy, legally you
    are only allowed to install on one machine. For your companies sake, you
    will want to make sure you are covered license wise. MS is more prone to
    nail companies that do not use full licensing than users but it has been
    known to happen.

    --
    Sincerely,

    Todd B - CEO - Agendum Software
    http://www.AgendumSoftware.com | Mailto:ToddB@AgendumSoftware.com
    (608) 837-6736 (419) 821-9599


    "Tim Manos" <timmanos@t-online.de> wrote in message
    news:3a4244ca$1@news.devx.com...
    > Hi all,
    >
    > Is it legally OK to install VB 6.0 at work form the same CD I bought for
    > personal use? Or do I have to buy a new copy (or license, for that matter)

    ..
    > I don't want Bill Gates knocking on my door.
    >
    > Thanks in advance. And merry Christmas to you all.
    >
    > Tim
    >
    >




  3. #3
    Duane Snelling Guest

    Re: Licensing


    Todd....
    That's good to know. I was unaware of that. It was never a big concern since
    I use a lap-top to program on for home and office. I was always under the
    impression that you could have vb on two machines, as long as the same programmer
    is the only one to use it.

    Duane...

    "Todd B - Agendum Software" <ToddB@NSPAM.AgendumSoftware.com> wrote:
    >It is legal to do that IF you have uninstalled it from the other machine.
    >Unless you purchase additional 'site' licenses or another copy, legally

    you
    >are only allowed to install on one machine. For your companies sake, you
    >will want to make sure you are covered license wise. MS is more prone to
    >nail companies that do not use full licensing than users but it has been
    >known to happen.
    >
    >--
    >Sincerely,
    >
    >Todd B - CEO - Agendum Software
    >http://www.AgendumSoftware.com | Mailto:ToddB@AgendumSoftware.com
    >(608) 837-6736 (419) 821-9599
    >
    >
    >"Tim Manos" <timmanos@t-online.de> wrote in message
    >news:3a4244ca$1@news.devx.com...
    >> Hi all,
    >>
    >> Is it legally OK to install VB 6.0 at work form the same CD I bought for
    >> personal use? Or do I have to buy a new copy (or license, for that matter)

    >..
    >> I don't want Bill Gates knocking on my door.
    >>
    >> Thanks in advance. And merry Christmas to you all.
    >>
    >> Tim
    >>
    >>

    >
    >



  4. #4
    Todd B - Agendum Software Guest

    Re: Licensing

    Duane,

    I would bet many people have or do the same unintentionally. ;-) The
    best bet is to read the license file because it will explain exactly what
    you can and cannot do and how many install and user licenses you have for
    that product.

    Here is another surprise for you.. Are you aware that most EULA (end user
    license agreements) are written so that in actuality, you really do now
    'own' the software that you buy but are in reality, using it and ownership
    is retained by the copyright holder? Many eula agreements have statements
    that allow the manufacturer to legally 'take back' the software from you or
    force you to return all copies, delete all installs etc etc.

    Many times you will install software and you will get that notice that you
    have to agree to the license before you install... and in essence if you do
    not agree to the license, you cannot install the software. I recommend you
    read a few of those licenses. You will surprised by some of the wording you
    will find and what your rights as a user really are.

    --
    Sincerely,

    Todd B - CEO - Agendum Software
    http://www.AgendumSoftware.com | Mailto:ToddB@AgendumSoftware.com
    (608) 837-6736 (419) 821-9599


    "Duane Snelling" <dsnelling@msc.ca> wrote in message
    news:3a42644b$1@news.devx.com...
    >
    > Todd....
    > That's good to know. I was unaware of that. It was never a big concern

    since
    > I use a lap-top to program on for home and office. I was always under the
    > impression that you could have vb on two machines, as long as the same

    programmer
    > is the only one to use it.
    >
    > Duane...
    >
    > "Todd B - Agendum Software" <ToddB@NSPAM.AgendumSoftware.com> wrote:
    > >It is legal to do that IF you have uninstalled it from the other machine.
    > >Unless you purchase additional 'site' licenses or another copy, legally

    > you
    > >are only allowed to install on one machine. For your companies sake,

    you
    > >will want to make sure you are covered license wise. MS is more prone to
    > >nail companies that do not use full licensing than users but it has been
    > >known to happen.
    > >
    > >--
    > >Sincerely,
    > >
    > >Todd B - CEO - Agendum Software
    > >http://www.AgendumSoftware.com | Mailto:ToddB@AgendumSoftware.com
    > >(608) 837-6736 (419) 821-9599
    > >
    > >
    > >"Tim Manos" <timmanos@t-online.de> wrote in message
    > >news:3a4244ca$1@news.devx.com...
    > >> Hi all,
    > >>
    > >> Is it legally OK to install VB 6.0 at work form the same CD I bought

    for
    > >> personal use? Or do I have to buy a new copy (or license, for that

    matter)
    > >..
    > >> I don't want Bill Gates knocking on my door.
    > >>
    > >> Thanks in advance. And merry Christmas to you all.
    > >>
    > >> Tim
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >

    >




  5. #5
    Karl E. Peterson Guest

    Re: Licensing

    Hi Todd --

    > It is legal to do that IF you have uninstalled it from the other machine.


    Enforce that! Harumph. What a load of bull.

    > Unless you purchase additional 'site' licenses or another copy, legally you
    > are only allowed to install on one machine.


    Treat software like a book, and no court around's gonna hand your tail to bad guys.
    Books can only be read by a single individual at a time. If the software is
    "readable" by more "folks" than the number of licenses you have, sure, there's an
    issue. If you have two installs at two physical locations, and you're the only one
    with access to either, there just isn't an issue.

    Later... Karl




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