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Legality Question about Office XP

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Hi, i recentely bought Microsoft OFfice 2003 Upgrade as a gift to a friend, but unforutnately he does not have a previous version of office, and I am having trouble returning it. I am a full time student, but he is not. Would it be illegal for me to buy the academic version of the software which is cheaper, and then give it to him as a gift?
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In a nutshell, yes.. If you read the EULA concerning the acedemic version, it is only legal for someone that is an educator or currently enrolled as a student..

Once you cease being a student or an educator, then the software MUST be removed as you no longer meet the requirements.. so, your friend being neither doesn't even come close to qualifying for that version of Office..


Edited by Murray S., 27 July 2005 - 11:40 AM.

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