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I've seen it the way Pat describes it, and have seen it strictly limited to one copy per computer.  It all depends on the software  license agreement and unwritten policies of the software vendor.  But don't be afraid to ask the software supplier.  Insist their attorney replies, not the sales rep, since if the attorney lies to you, you can complain about the attorney's conduct to the local bar. 

It would be nice if there was some market competition on what a user can do with a legal copy of software.  But that's wishful thniking.

Ray Pixley

----- Original Message -----
From: "Pat Symons"
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2002 17:15:08 -0700
Subject: RE: legal install software at home & work?

According our IT person, most software licenses are set up so: 1) if only one person is using the software, then more than one computer setup is ok or 2) if more than person is going to use the software, then install on one computer only,
Pat Symons
-----Original Message-----
From: Haan Scott M DPW CIVIL ENGR(n) [mailto:scott.haan(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 4:28 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: legal install software at home & work?

If you buy some design software and you have a home office and a work office, is it legal to install the software on your personal computer at both locations if only you are going to use it?

Scott M. Haan P.E.
Civil Engineer
Public Works, Engineering Department
Fort Richardson, Alaska
phone: 907-384-3161
e-mail: scott.haan(--nospam--at)


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