Student Programs

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by kitki83, Sep 18, 2006.

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    this is a general question, I read from previos post that you cannot make money off student version software such as Adobe and other design programs, including video or web. My question is I went to academicstuperstore.com and when reviewing the product information it does not mention this nor can I find any legal information on their website about this.

    When saying making money off the software I mean using the programs to create art or do some freelancing.


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    Benjamindaines

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    As long as you are a student I believe you can use the apps to do what ever you want (including making money). What the don't want you doing is getting the apps at student prices and then selling them on eBay for full price.
     
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    More than likely for any productivity software, student version included, you can do anything with whatever you've created in them. you generally just cannot resell the software straight after you bought it looking to make a few dollars.

    If you mean to ask if student versions of software have some features disabled, and therefore, more limiting in what you can do with them, then, for anything I can think of, no. its usually just a student price, not a student edition of the software. Hope this helps.
     
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    vectormasked

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    As far as I know.....(many teachers and students from the Art school I went to told me) you can't use the student version to make any money. If you want to make a cent you'd need to pay for the real thing just like everybody else.
     
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    Yeah thats what I was told too, you cant use student version for work for example Iam in my last year in college but when i graduate and use the programs for work is that allowed?
     
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    mkrishnan

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    This varies from application to application. It is specifically true for certain applications. It has probably almost never been enforced. Eh... take it for what you will. I don't think the intent is that you should make some work of art which involves Photoshop now and then sell it later after you graduate as one of your portfolio pieces, and Adobe would come after you. I think the intent is more that if you are buying the software to run a business, you are not really using it as a student and so you shouldn't be entitled to a discount...
     
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    Abulia

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    It does vary from app to app. Speaking about Adobe, however....

    I don't know if they've changed their policies (they haven't, see next post), but Adobe *used* to let you use an academic version once you finished school in a professional capacity. It is one of the broadest licenses I've seen in a long time.

    So don't just assume you can't use an academic product for professional work; read the fine print. In Adobe's case, it is legal.
     
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    Abulia

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    And two minutes of searching Adobe's site:
    Abulia FTW! :D
     
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    mkrishnan

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    Abulia, thanks for clarifying. I wasn't sure about Adobe. I should've searched for a good example! :eek: ;) :D Can I at least score an assist? I really need to rack up a triple double. :D
     
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    Thanks everyone now to wait for Adobe CS3 Wish I can preorder ><
    Now too look for licensing information on other programs I need.
     
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    askthedust

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    can't use for freelancing

    It means it is so you can learn how to use the software for class like buying a text book. It is not intended to be used for business purposes (like freelancing) but many people do it anyway.
     

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