"Free" cover disc software
My apologies if this has already been covered, I did a quick forum search.
I have been handed a PC Advisor cover disk and been asked to install a piece of software across our network. This software is the full version and presumably was previously on sale somewhere and is now given away ‘free’ with the magazine.
The License agreement states:
“Subject to the terms of this Agreement, Licensor grants to End-User a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited license for the personal and non-commercial use of the software…”
So… is a school ‘non-commercial’ I guess so.
“… to (i) install and use the Software in object code form only on a single computer as a single end-user, (ii) make one (1) copy of the Software for backup and archival purposes, and (iii) use the Documentation only in conjunction with the use of the Software. End-User acknowledges that it must purchase from Licensor, pursuant to a separate written agreement with Licensor, a license for each concurrent user of the Software and that concurrent use by multiple users in excess of the licenses purchased from Licensor is prohibited. …”
So we can’t use it across our network without additional permission anyway (or buying 500 magazines)?
I would appreciate some advice, as this issue keeps cropping up and we are being asked to push the boundaries of legality, and as the licensing of software is my responsibility! :eek: