Macromedia's "technological measures"??

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  1. Sanguine macrumors newbie

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    We have (the royal "we") "acquired" a copy of the new MX 2004. (um, I saw it lying in the hall at work - yeah. That's it...). In the End User Agreement, it says that if they "discover" (you have to register the serial via phone or online) that you have someone elses software, they may have installed "technological measures" to rectify this. I've heard everything from wiping clean your hard drive to simply preventing you from using the MX 2004.

    Anyone have any knowledge of the reprocussions to the hardware?
     
  2. benixau macrumors 65816

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    the most they can legally do is disable or destroy the software that they know is in infringement (MX2004) and alert the appropriate authorities to your activities.

    They can also sue you if they really want to.

    Wipe HDD? Destroy non-related data? Not this side of Mars.

    PS. They can also destroy or disable any files that have been editied by MX2004. If you made it or edited it with MX2004 then it can be wiped. Nothing else - file only.

    Hope this helps
     
  3. Thirteenva macrumors 6502a

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    We have multiple LEGAL copies of the mx suite here at work.

    The new mx 2004 suite uses activation. If you do not activate the software it will be in 30 day trial mode. You can only do two activations per serial number, for example I have installed it on both my G5 at work and my powerbook i use for working at home. When you install the software it asks you to activate over the internet or supplies you with a phone number if you cannot connect over the web. If you do not activate, you will be in 30 day trial mode.

    In order for me to install it a third time(like if i upgrade to a new computer) i need to deactivate the install on one of my previous machines first. This can be achieved by going into the help menu with the application open and choose "transfer your software license". I'm not sure what happens once this is done. Supposedly the software will deactivate and be unusable.

    If you try to do a third install when you already have two activations it will tell you it cannot be activated and you'll have to call macromedia.

    So to answer your question. If this "acquired" software has been activated on two separate computers you will not be able to activate it and you'll be in 30 day trial mode.
     
  4. benixau macrumors 65816

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    Ahhhh - thanks - your original meaning wasnt as clear.

    Yes - to deactivate you bacically need to un-install.

    The file rules don't apply.
     

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