You may not be allowed to give your friend your old Software

Discussion in 'General Computing' started by john3347, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. john3347

    john3347 Extraordinary Member
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    Better read the EULA before you give away or sell an old version of software that you no longer use. According to a recent court ruling, if it is so stated in the EULA that the producer of a piece of software retains ownership and you are only licensed to use it, you can only remove the product from your computer and must destroy the physical medium that the software is delivered on if you no longer want or need the software. Auto Desk brought the case to court (and won) in a case involving the presumed legal selling of abandoned AutoCAD software, but this ruling may affect many other current and future software titles. Check the EULA before passing a piece of software on to someone else after you no longer have use for it.

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    (If this is not posted in the right location, perhaps a moderator or administrator will move it for me. Thanks, John)

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