Serial from a box version on a demo - legal?

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  1. slimpaul macrumors member

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    Hi!

    My friend bought a box version of iWork and sent the serial number to me. As you know, you can download the demo version of iWork from Apple's site. In the demo you have an option to register your iWork. Will it be legal if I'll use the serial number from my friend's box version which I won't have physically with me?
    (P.S. My friend didn't use his iWork)

    Cheers, Paul
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    “You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya ...? :D
     
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    My "not a lawyer" reply: If he's not using it then that should be fine, as one purchased copy is being used on one computer. However, to be on the safe side, you should probably get the physical box from him.

    The biggest issue I see here is that you can't really prove that it's legitimate. That's why I suggest getting the box.
     
  4. slimpaul thread starter macrumors member

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    Will it be legal? :mad:
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Sorry, couldn't resist the humor! Technically, if your friend doesn't install it on another machine, you should be fine, since you're only using one (paid for) copy.
     
  6. slimpaul thread starter macrumors member

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    That's gonna be hard cuz she lives far away from me. :(
     
  7. slimpaul thread starter macrumors member

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    I hope Apple's gonna be fine with it :rolleyes:
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    He can't mail it?
     
  9. maxrobertson macrumors 6502a

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    It's fine, and you will NEVER get into trouble for software piracy. People don't get into trouble for blatantly stealing, and you actually have a transferred license, so it should be fine.
     
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    Are we talking about the same person here? :rolleyes:

    Anyway, iWork comes in a small box, it can't cost more than a few dollars to post it.
     

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