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Autodesk license
show user profile  zeefusion
I know this has been discussed several times but I still don't have the slightest idea what the deal is with licenses.

If you own a copy of 3ds max at "work" can you use your second "home" license at the same time?

Can you lend or rent out your second license to some one else other than yourself?

If you work in the same company can you share a single license? I.e one has the "work" license and the other has the "home" license.

Do you own or rent the software when you buy it? I thought Autodesk went to court with this recently and lost. Giving users the right to sell on software.

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7/11/2012 4:55:55 PM (last edit: 7/11/2012 4:55:55 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
It's for subscription members only, I believe.

The home license is supposed to only be used by the person who has the license at work.

You are not supposed to use the home license at work.

Autodesk have stated that the recent law regarding software does not apply to them.

Hope this helps.

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7/11/2012 5:03:33 PM (last edit: 7/11/2012 5:03:33 PM)
show user profile  zeefusion
Hmm, I am not sure what to do. I have the option to use my friends home license whilst he uses his work one. Part of me thinks Autodesk are never going to knock on my door and complain but other part of me wants to be sure on the legalities of all this.
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7/11/2012 5:05:50 PM (last edit: 7/11/2012 5:05:50 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
> Autodesk have stated that the recent law regarding software does not apply to them.

On what grounds ?

1 license = 1 license. It can't be used by two people at the same time or that's two licenses.
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7/11/2012 5:10:54 PM (last edit: 7/11/2012 5:12:04 PM)
show user profile  zeefusion
"1 license = 1 license. It can't be used by two people at the same time or that's two licenses."

I agree but this home license option I think slightly confuses the matter and I wondered if there are any loop holes, so to speak.
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7/11/2012 5:13:31 PM (last edit: 7/11/2012 5:13:31 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Z, I just checked the terms, and they state:

a. Only the authorised user, uses this additional copy;
b. The home or work computer are not in the same location; and
c. The user does not use this additional copy at the same time as he or somebody else is using the commercial version on the original computer;

AS, something about it not applying the their licensing methods, but now I look, it wasn't an official statement, just a comment on the AD forum.

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7/11/2012 5:15:05 PM (last edit: 7/11/2012 5:15:05 PM)
show user profile  zeefusion
Cool thanks for clearing it up.
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7/11/2012 5:22:16 PM (last edit: 7/11/2012 5:22:16 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
James, shoot me an email when you get a chance.

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7/11/2012 5:29:11 PM (last edit: 7/11/2012 5:29:11 PM)
show user profile  zeefusion
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7/11/2012 5:38:51 PM (last edit: 7/11/2012 5:38:51 PM)
show user profile  reeves1984
Oh I didn't realise this was how they handled such things.

"Such second location may include installation on a computer located at the home of your
employees or on your employees’ personal computers.
? The use of the software program when installed at such second location shall be to produce
work related to your internal business needs or for your employee’s personal education or
training needs. "

Simon Reeves - VFX Artist & Blog
twitter <-- I work here

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7/11/2012 6:15:48 PM (last edit: 7/11/2012 6:15:48 PM)
show user profile  zeefusion
what if a company purchases a license? does that mean that license can be used by anyone within the company?
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7/11/2012 6:40:20 PM (last edit: 7/11/2012 6:40:20 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
A network license can go to any machine with Max installed, a regular install is just for one machine, regardless of who uses it.

Edit: Also, it's pretty easy to move Max licenses from one machine to another these days.

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7/11/2012 6:47:47 PM (last edit: 7/11/2012 6:55:23 PM)
show user profile  Dave
"Also, it's pretty easy to move Max licenses from one machine to another these days."

Hah! Not when the old machine dies an untimely death and they fail to understand that you can't initiate a transfer BECAUSE THE PC DOESN'T WORK ANY MORE.

Still though, got their in the end... it really depends who you're dealing with, it seemed like most of the AD people we spoke to didn't care much about helping or didn't understand enough to help, but after like... a month (had to jump on a 30 day trial in the meantime, and it was 2 days from expiry) one of our guys ended up speaking to someone who was very helpful, and shit just got sorted.

All in all though, it was not a good time.

"I flew over Egypt once"

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7/11/2012 7:38:19 PM (last edit: 7/11/2012 7:38:19 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Are you on subscription?

They can take a while sometimes. I had a ticket that wasn't resolved for over a year once.

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7/11/2012 7:49:46 PM (last edit: 7/11/2012 7:49:46 PM)
show user profile  Bolteon
licensing is dumb.

-Marko Mandaric

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7/11/2012 10:58:04 PM (last edit: 7/11/2012 10:58:04 PM)
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