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Old September 15th, 2010, 09:46 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by Pete Bauer View Post
Then you don't own that license and aren't legally entitled to use the software.
Technically true. If this were enforced, then the original owner must completely uninstall that particular copy of that software before selling or giving away that PC (and the original license purchaser of that software cannot transfer any of the installation discs to the new buyer, if the software were installed from disc rather than a download - or, if that copy were a download, it must be completely wiped from the hard drive before transferring the PC to another person). A recent ruling by the United States 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that companies may now (or continue to) use shrink wrap licensing to keep the software's license only to the original license purchaser (one person sued after he tried to buy a particular software used from you-know-what, and then the software publisher cancelled the auction and revoked the accounts of both the seller and the purchaser - all that because the purchaser thought the restrictions were "illegal").

The only exception to this rule is if a licensed copy of the software were an OEM or system builder copy, then that copy is licensed to whomever possesses the PC that it was installed in since such licenses are tied to the PC rather than the original owner. However, the original purchaser of the OEM or system builder software license is still responsible for providing support to whomever owns that PC.
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Old September 15th, 2010, 12:57 PM   #32
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Even if third-party OEM (unlikely), Don already indicated it wasn't the computer seller's software to sell.

Adobe has a process for transferring the software and its license to a new owner. Doesn't sound like that process was used in this case. If this computer has a corporate/government volume license, the rightful owner has Adobe tracking software and will soon find one of their copies missing; don't know for sure but it may be that the s/n can be actually located on the internet; such software does exist and is routinely used in the corporate world.

To each his own, but I wouldn't "press to test" on this and would make a real effort to find the computer seller and make sure neither seller nor buyer ends up accused of theft.
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Old October 17th, 2010, 07:47 AM   #33
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Any updates comparing the 470 to the 4000 when it comes to editing on Premiere CS5?
I do agree that it can get confusing when 1 has more cores while the other has far more RAM.

I understand you can hack other cards.
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