Yeah...that is all well and good, but if someone has a legal key and
software, what's to stop them from selling to me.
Is there some legal issue here? If you buy something, isn't it yours to do
with as you please? I'm not trying to be a
pain, just want to know.
Your initial post didn't say enough to know what you wanted. There are so
many requests for cracks and freedownloads of copyrighted material on the
net that that is the first thing that comes to mind. Some of the software
companies want you to believe that you never own it, they are just allowing
you to use it, thus can not sell it but when it comes down to it, they are
covered by copyright, the rest is in their lawyers dreams. Yes, they can
When it comes to software you may not really own what you buy.
Most software is sold as a right to use license only.
You don't own it and you cannot re-sell it.
Read the license agreement and warranty.
The warranty only says that the delivery media is free of defects, not the
"JamesB" <dsbsoft(noSpam)@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
It seems to me that it is * a right to use* and only on one machine.
Many of the SW programs now require activation. I'm not a geek but I
assume that during this *activation* the program is grabbling the IP
add of the machine. If you try to install with the same key on another
machine it would be rejected and the program will not run.
I believe the poster above is correct - it is not like a baseball
glove - you don't own it and cannot resell it. And maybe, you cannot
reuse it if say you changed machines and ended up with a new IP
How about this...
I d/l and purchase a prog called Downloader Pro. I get the Key and
everything is fine.
About a year later I feel my H/D is fried and replace it. I re-install
winXP, etc, etc. When I go to install D/L'er Pro I enter the same key
and get a message that says....."That Key is over a year
old..blah..blah...blah....you need to purchase an upgrade"
So, if like you guys say, they are not grabbing my IP add, then they
must be laying in some cookie or something....??
Or maybe they just log the time and date that I entered the key the
first time and then they have it for Ref.
Anyway, beyond the whole business about how they track users, what do
you guys think about the fact that I can no longer use that
program...that I paid for.
sounds like the date the key was generated was coded into the key.
I'd never do business again with a company that put a timeout on a paid
for software. there are several decent free download managers- check
I see no hint of fact there, merely naivete (AKA "lameness" :)
Personally, I wouldn't have laid out *any* money for a program that does
what can be done with Windows and a freebie like IrfanView. Since you did,
(from http://www.breezesys.com/faqs.htm#GEN )
"4. I have lost my hard drive/had to reinstall Windows. How do I get your
programs running again?
Download a new copy of each program from the downloads page and install them
on your PC. You will need to enter your registration details again and these
can be found in the registration email you received when you purchased the
program. If you are unable to find your registration details email
email@example.com. Please include as much information as possible about
your purchase to help us identify your order quickly. We regret we cannot
re-issue registration codes if you are unable to provide adequate proof of
You aren't going to be able to d/l the latest and greatest without
additional cost but you can get your version...
Amazing what one can learn by browsing, verdad?
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