Licensing policy on AppStore

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kissmo, May 5, 2017.

  1. kissmo macrumors 6502a

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    I have been trying to find an answer to my question but it's pretty darn hard to clarify it so I would ask anyone who knows to please help me with advice.

    So, I received a Mac for my work and I signed in the AppStore with my ID and I would like to download several apps I have purchased (Magnet, DayOne2, Final Cut).
    Am I braking any license agreement?

    Please advise.

    Thank you
     
  2. chscag macrumors 68000

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    Does the Mac still belong to your employer or was it given to you and now you own it? As far as I know, you can install the apps you purchased from the Mac App Store on the Macs that you own.
     
  3. kissmo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No, I just received a new Mac from work for business purposes.

    I know if an app has GPL license for example then it's fine.
    Some apps outside of App Store have license agreements and it's clear there if you can use them on any device or not.(SMC Fan Control for example)

    Other Apps do not have and it's pretty hard to find out the right policy.
     
  4. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    It would appear to not be allowed, according to Apple's FAQ... but could also be open to interpretation of the phrase "personal use":

    Can I use apps from the Mac App Store on more than one computer?
    Apps from the Mac App Store may be used on any Macs that you own or control for your personal use.


    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202152
     
  5. kissmo, May 6, 2017
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    kissmo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This sucks a bit... I mainly needed Magnet and DayOne2....

    Thank you so much for the clarification - to be honest companies would take it as a NO - so it's safer to assume no :)
     

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