Logic Studio Installation on other computer problems?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by konk, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. konk macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2009
    I have logic studio on my macbook pro, and I bought a friend a macbook pro for christmas. I then registered it in his name.

    I am at his house fairly often and as I haven't used my other installation for Logic, would like to install it on his macbook, to use logic when there.

    I see you have to own the 2 computers the 2 installations are on and one has to be a laptop and one a desktop. I would like to install logic on the other laptop as I did pay for it, but am concerned about downloading it onto his hard disk and it doesn't work, either because it would be on 2 laptops or because I've registered the laptop in his name.
    Does anyone know if it would work?
    Should I register Logic on the 2nd laptop in my name or his(as the laptop is registered)?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. MezicanGangxtah macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2007

    It should work, I doubt that logic has any sort of prevention built into it to prevent that, thats why there's pirated versions of logic on the net. But as for your other question its really up to you if you want to "break the law" and go agains't what apple wants , or if you want to just do it just becuase, becuase your not really harming anyone and your technicaly not even breaking the law. your choice.
  3. WinterMute Moderator emeritus


    Jan 19, 2003
    London, England
    It's not illegal, but it is in breach of your licensing agreement with Apple, the software is designed to be used with a portable and a fixed system, for obvious reasons, not to be shared with friends.

    Why not just take your laptop to your friends house? ;)

    Please remember that MacRumors does not condone any form of software piracy when answering this thread.
  4. gotzero macrumors 68040

    Jan 6, 2007
    Mid-Atlantic, US
    If you read the license and the reasoning behind it, what you are asking to do is clearly not within the scope.

    I have my copy of Logic installed on one laptop and one desktop, and when they are both on, you can only use one if both computers are connected to the Internet.

    Considering the XS-Key limitation of the prior version, I think Apple has been very generous about the Logic 8 Licensing, and hope that purchasers to not play with fire and make the restrictions worse in the future.

    Your copy of Logic is for you, and is available for two computers, one of each type (not two laptops). They are both intended to be used by you, and not at the same time. If you really intend it to be for your use, you can bring your laptop to his house.

    What you can do within the EULA, which is very helpful, is to use the weaker computer as a "node". This will allow you to access the processors of the second laptop, which can be very helpful.

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