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Lonnie Bell July 21st, 2006 09:06 PM

i've registered my store bought FCP studio, can i now install it on another computer?
Hi all,
I own a Mac Quad and FCP Studio, and will soon be getting an Intel MacBook Pro laptop - can i install my FCP Studio to it, do i need to by another version (i know i need to upgrade to universal), do i purchase another license fee, or just can i simply install off the cd-roms and no problems...

Nate Schmidt July 22nd, 2006 12:01 AM

No problem just install fcp studio to your new machine. I'm not 100% sure on all the legal details but the way I heard it explained is that you can install it on multiple machines you just can't use it at the same time. Hope that helps.

Boyd Ostroff July 22nd, 2006 07:34 AM

Rather than relying on hearsay, why not just read the license? :-)



This License allows you to install and use one copy of the Apple Software on one Apple-labeled desktop computer and one Apple-labeled laptop computer so long as both computers are owned and used by you.
So if you own both a laptop and a desktop machine, it's OK to install it on both as long as you're the one using it. But aside from this exception, you may not install it on other machines:


This License does not allow the Apple Software to exist on more than one computer at a time, and you may not make the Apple Software
available over a network where it could be used by multiple computers at the same time.
You can sell the full Final Cut Studio package to someone else, but not the indivdual components:


You may, however, make a one-time permanent transfer of all of your license rights to the Apple Software to another party, provided that: (a) the transfer must include all of the Apple Software, including all its component parts, original media, printed materials and this License; (b) you do not retain any copies of the Apple Software, full or partial
And if you upgrade to a new version you can't sell or continue to use the old version:


If an Apple Software update completely replaces (full install) a previously licensed version of the Apple Software, you may not use both
versions of the Apple Software at the same time nor may you transfer them separately.

Lonnie Bell July 22nd, 2006 10:21 AM

Boyd - why rely in hearsay - my kinda guy! I looked all over last night, for the licensing agreement - you are the man...
And this is exactly my intended use, one desktop, one laptop...
Thanks for your specificity!


Peter Ferling July 22nd, 2006 12:50 PM

The EULA text, for all licensed software, is presented first thing upon running the installation program. Most folks just click or select "I Agree" and move on to install process without reading it.

You should read the EULA before agreeing, it's a contract.

Boyd Ostroff July 22nd, 2006 01:27 PM

That's a good point. You might also want to bookmark this page on Apple's site which lists all their software licenses: http://images.apple.com/legal/sla/

Most software companies will have an area on their site with all their licenses, but it can be hard to find; try clicking on a "site map" link if they have one on the home page. Just the other day I wanted to review the site license terms for some database software we're upgrading and it took a little digging to find, but it was there :-)

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