Making Copies of a Snow Leopard Family Pack

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  1. insomniac321123 macrumors 6502

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    Last year, my roommates and I got together and bought the snow leopard family pack for us all to upgrade with. We are now getting ready to move out and go to separate parts of the country. We would all like to have a restore disk.

    My questions is, what is the legality of making a copy of the snow leopard family pack disk for each one of us?
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Family pack is for the people who LIVE together under one house.

    Are you people really going to rip off $25?
     
  3. insomniac321123 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Take it easy, I'm not trying to rip anyone off. I just had no idea what to do. I guess we'll just have to buy new copies.
     
  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    You probably have not been in compliance with the user agreement all along. Read the definition of "household". (Believe it or not, words mean things.) If I'm wrong, quote it and post it. You might not have been trying to rip Apple off, but you might be doing so without knowing. It's pretty clear that smashing a window and taking the product is illegal. It's not so clear that violating an agreement you didn't read is also illegal, until you read it...
     
  5. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Evidently, you didn't research and you should read the definition of "household".

    From http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC574Z/A?n=osx&fnode=MTY1NDAzOA&mco=MTc0Njk4OTE&s=topSellers:

     
  6. insomniac321123 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks belvdr, I was about to post that. It appears we were never in the wrong, we just cannot continue to use it now that we have moved out. Thanks for everyone's responses.
     
  7. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Thanks for the info. It's more lenient than I thought.

    That seems to be referring to a student who is perhaps the offspring of parents in Alabama attending school in Wyoming. So, while the student is a member of the Alabama household, he/she does not have to live there while in school.

    I note that they don't include a dorm in that list. Interesting, eh? In the OP's case, or even the student going out of state and sharing a multi-license with parents or siblings, the problem is obviously, who keeps the disc? With roommates moving on, that has value. The one who keeps it could pay the others such that when they buy their own, all have spent the same amount. ??
     
  8. insomniac321123 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    One of my roommates just decided to pay us for our part of the disk and keep it himself. I will purchase a copy on my own today. Thanks for all the help.
     

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