College students - get family pack?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by keyz, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. keyz macrumors member

    May 13, 2005
    I'm a college student and there are five of us on campus who all have Macs and want to upgrade to Leopard. The idea came up to just get a family pack and then use that between the five of our computers. I'm wondering if there are any complications or problems in doing this. Is this possible to do with no problems? Because, technically, we're not in the same household, but then I read this:

    Any thoughts regarding this?
  2. ivi7 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2007
    i would say thats the best (legal) way to go about it. There will be no complications you are allowed to do so.
  3. Sbrocket macrumors 65816


    Jun 3, 2007
    What that licensing blurb is meant to cover is students living on-campus and away from their family's household. The important clause here is "who are primary residents of that household, which students other than yourself (unless they were living in the same room as you) would not be. So, no, technically this situation wouldn't be covered under the Family Pack agreement. Now I'm not telling you not to do it since that seems like a good idea to get everyone upgraded and the technicalities of the license are gray (and definitely open to misinterpretation), but that is what the license says.
  4. 119576 Guest


    Aug 6, 2007

    I interpreted it as:

    You live at your family's house when not at University/College.
    You live in halls/dorms/whatever when at University/College;

    Then you are allowed to install it under the same package as your family household.

    But it's definately vague.
  5. Taylor C macrumors 6502a

    May 27, 2007
    Same. I wouldn't worry about it, honestly. You'll be fine.
  6. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    Top marks to you for trying to find the best way to do this legally. I would say you are fine with sharing a family pack. As others have pointed out, its a bit of a gray area.
  7. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    I don't see how one can interpret that to mean that students can take advantage of a family pack. You might as well just buy one single user copy and install it on all. :rolleyes:
  8. eluk macrumors 6502a


    Dec 14, 2006
    East London, UK
    Doesn't seem in the slightest bit grey to me. It is for families not any ad hoc groups.
  9. Taylor C macrumors 6502a

    May 27, 2007
    The license agreement says that the legal use of a family pack extends to members of said family that are students living away from home. After reading it more carefully, I think you may be better off buying separate copies (assuming you take the legal route).
  10. phungy macrumors 68020


    Dec 5, 2006
    A few of my friends and I are going for the family pack option :)

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