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Legality Question about Academic vers.


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XavierFrost

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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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sawedoff

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Per Microsoft:

SOFTWARE TRANSFER. Internal. You may transfer a copy of the Software to a different device. If
following such transfer the Software would be installed on more than three (3) devices, you must completely remove
the Software from the former device. No Transfer to Third Party. You may not transfer this EULA, any rights
hereunder, the Certificate of Authenticity, the Software or any of its components to any third party.

Thus, I think the answer to your question is: Yes, it would be illegal.
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Per Microsoft:

If following such transfer the Software would be installed on more than three (3) devices, you must completely remove
the Software from the former device.


My question: How would Microsoft know whether or not you uninstalled it on a device?
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Because Office 2003 requires activation.
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My question: How would Microsoft know whether or not you uninstalled it on a device?

microsoft knowing or not doesn't make something less illegal
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This is 2 years old... I doubt XavierFrost is still waiting for an answer.

Edited by stettybet0, 06 June 2007 - 08:22 PM.

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Of course, I agree that whether they know or don't know doesn't bear on the legality. My question was how would they know whether or not you uninstalled it. The answer did not fit the question. Of course I know it has to be activated. But how would Microsoft judge whether or not one was telling the truth when they said it had been uninstalled from a previous computer. Just one question here: How would Microsoft know?????
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i thought i closed this?...guess not...now i did
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