Existence of two clones - legal??

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by koobcam321, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. koobcam321 macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2009

    I have an old Macbook which I am going to replace for a new Macbook Pro. I have many applications installed in my old MB such as iLife, Office 2008 and other stuff. I would like to have my old MB hard drive cloned to new MBP.

    Then I would remove all the personal data from old MB hd (but not removing the applications) and planning to sell off the old MB.

    My doubt is, because cloning resulted in a replica of applications in another drive, is it legal to sell the old drive? for eg, i use cloned Office 2008 in my new MBP hd, when i sell the old MB, another person also uses the same Office 2008 installation. Will that be a legal issue?

    Thanks much for your response.
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Cannot sell the applications on the drive without giving people the applications on DVD, if you fail to legally transfer the application's licenses and still make people pay for them.

    That is called piracy...
  4. koobcam321 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2009
    Thanks flopticalcube/Sun Baked for clarifying!
  5. synth3tik macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    If you sell the computer with applications loaded and transfer the licenses to your new machine the owner of your old machine could run into issues.

    You can totally clone your drive and move it to a new computer. However you can not leave the applications on the old computer if your not selling the software with the computer.

    Will you get busted, no
    Will someone get pissed when Photoshop stops working, probably.

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