Purchased a MacBook w/ Final Cut Pro, can I transfer app to iMac?

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  1. primarycolors macrumors newbie

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    Now I imagine this is a strangely specific case... but help would be appreciated.

    I just purchased a MacBook Pro with OS X 10.12 and Final Cut pre-installed from the seller.
    I would ideally like to get Final Cut Pro onto my iMac as well, and I would like to avoid spending money again on only app. I would imagine I could copy+paste the .app onto a flash drive or something and transfer, but that's where the issue is.

    My iMac is running OS X 10.9 and is not compatible with the latest Final Cut as is on my MacBook. So I would need to have Final Cut Pro registered as "purchased" so I can go to the App Store from my iMac and download the last compatible version..

    Does anyone have any kind of suggestion or is my only option to get it onto the iMac by purchasing it? Upgrading from 10.9 is not an option. Thank you.
     
  2. hallux macrumors 68020

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    Technically, you don't have a license for FCP on the computer you bought that came with it. If someone sells you a Mac with anything other than the OS, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, GarageBand and iMovie then the additional software was provided to you illegally.
     
  3. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    Like Hallux said, that's pirate software at this point. However, if you decide to purchase Final Cut Pro on your MacBook, then you'll be able to download the older version via the Mac App Store in OS X Mavericks on your iMac.
     
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    But the seller might have a legal copy with documentation and wouldn;t that be legal?
     
  5. hallux macrumors 68020

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    The EULA says otherwise.

    Apple - Legal - Licensed Application End User License Agreement

    I'll quote the pertinent part:

     
  6. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Key point: the seller would have it, the buyer does not.
     
  7. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    aha... I hadn't noticed the agreement - not transferrable.
     
  8. Fireagle macrumors newbie

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    Well depending on his country he's living in. In the European Union for example software is transferable even if the Eula says differently. The decision was made by the EU court and is valid for software without a subscription payment.
     

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