Regarding that one Comic program and legality

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  1. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

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    I'm in the U.S, if it matters, and I'm wondering...my friend has a pre-SR, pre-Leopard white Macbook, and I have an SR, Leopard White Macbook. Her laptop came with a program called like Comic life or iComic or Comicbook or something, that makes comics, and I kind of want it, just to screw around with. Is it illegal to just copy his app to my computer?
     
  2. Batt macrumors 65816

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    Probably OK, it's just a demo copy. You have to pay for a full copy.
     
  3. ZiggyPastorius thread starter macrumors 68040

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  4. jfull15 macrumors 6502

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    No, thats completely illegal. It's called ComicLife tho, & it's like $30. You can, download a trial straight from Plasq - http://plasq.com/comiclife/ that is completely legal.
     
  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    In general:
    A program bundled with a computer has been licensed by the computer maker for use on that computer only. It is not 'free' or 'shareware' and cannot be (legally) installed on additional computers, unless the license for that software specifically allows it as shareware or freeware.
     
  6. ZiggyPastorius thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Ah, okay. I wasn't aware exactly what the program was, and just looked at it really quick one day and thought it was cool. I didn't realise it wasn't free, or that it wasn't made by Apple. Just some ignorance on my part :) Thanks for the info.
     
  7. annk Administrator

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    Can't help but commending you for wanting to do this legally. Way to go. :)
     
  8. ZiggyPastorius thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Well, shamedly enough, when I was a bit younger, I did quite a bit of pirating, but, as I got a little older, I stopped doing because my political and moral views are very strong against any sort of thievery, and I didn't want to contradict what I preach/believe. I've since abandoned all pirated material, and do everything 100% legally. It's a good feeling :)
     
  9. jfull15 macrumors 6502

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    Why are we commending people for something they should do? It's like complimenting people because they don't kill people... It's something they shouldn't do.
     
  10. apsterling macrumors 6502a

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    Sense. Your Post Makes it.
    :D
     
  11. Yaris macrumors regular

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    I think it's because nowadays, it might just be easier to use a software disk multiple times on different computers. I think it's fine to compliment someone on doing the right thing and taking the effort to find out if what he did was legal.
     
  12. annk Administrator

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    Because there're more than enough people on this board who make it clear that they don't get their programs legally, and they'll tell you off in a minute if you suggest that they should.

    No reason at all not to say "good for you" to anyone who does something the right way.
     

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