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I think you need to arrange to “purchase” his business. I believe that the licenses are transferable when one company buys another company. These software licenses are taxable assets of the company.


Christopher Banbury, PE


Ark Engineering, Incorporated

PO Box 10129, Brooksville, FL 34603-0129

22 North Broad ST, Brooksville, FL 34601

352.754.2424 (o)

352.754.2412 (f)


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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….