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Re: [IP] Microsoft WORD



On Mon, 17 Jan 2005, Sam wrote:

> At 05:59 PM 1/17/2005, you wrote:
>  >On Sun, 16 Jan 2005, Sam wrote:
>  >
>  >> At 10:20 AM 1/16/2005, you wrote:
>  > > >I run XP on my compputer and have Office 2000 that my SIS gave me.
> She also
>  >>  >included the code so there has never been an issue installing her disk
>  >> into my
>  >>  >computer and Josh's.  That is why I told Kathy i was willing to copy
> it and
>  >>  >send it, incluidng the code!!!
>  >>  >
>  >>  >Sylvia
>  >>  >mom to Joshua
>  >>
 > >> That is still illegal! First of all, for most copies of computer software,
 > >> unless the license says something different, you're not allowed to install
>  >> it on more than one computer at the same time. Secondly, for Office 2000
 > >> and above, you have something called "activation" which will prevent a
user
>  >> from installing it on other computers (even with the proper installation
>  >> key). It goes online and checks with Microsoft and it'll recognize that
>  >
>  >Not true if you have the "corporate" version which does not have that
>  >feature. :-)
>  >
>  >Michael
>
> Except that I'd think that even then, it's not totally "legal" to share it
> with everyone you know. However, I'd have to read the corporate license to
> see what the fair use for it would be.
>

It is only legal to install it on the machines owned by the corp. That's
the purpose of that version and the corp license.
.
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