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From: Paul Feather [mailto:pfeather(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2006 10:28 AM
To: SEAOC List
Subject: Software Fun


I have a new one I have encountered.  A friend of mine is retiring and wanted to give me, free of charge, two copies of ACAD 2006.  (Unopened, in the box).


Autodesk will not allow transfer of ownership.


I am sure there are many other software agreements that are similar, and I just have not paid enough attention to the EULA when purchasing the products.  With any other product I know of, you can at least give it away when you no longer need it, and it does not just vanish into thin air as a valueless commodity.


You have GOT to be kidding me!


I mean, I know you can’t “purchase software,” you purchase only a license to USE the software. But c’mon: If the licenses are legit, does Autodesk REALLY care who’s actually using them?


I dunno….