is there any risk in selling software that is licensed in your name?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by zgotts, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. zgotts macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2011
    I'm selling my Macbook Pro with Office for Mac 2004 pre-installed. I'm curious -- is there any security or legal risk involved in selling software that is licensed in your own name?

    That will be the only copy of it installed on any computer -- I won't be using it at all. I could change the license information, but I don't have the product key so that option is out.

    I figure the only real risk is if the new owner was to do something illegal with the software (e.g. selling copies of it to 1,000 people), but even then I could imagine it being traceable back to that person.

    Any input is much appreciated! Thanks.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    There's no risk, other than the fact that the buyer will have your name, which they probably would, anyway.

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