Selling Software...Is it legal?

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  1. stumboid

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    Hello, I was wondering if it is legal to sell an old version of Logic Pro (One that comes with the license dongle). Has anyone done it before? I don't see it being any different than selling used videogames to a Gamestop or something like that so can't imagine it being bad.
     
  2. elambo

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    Depends on the software's agreement. I know of certain companies that won't allow their software to be sold. Others charge a fee. Most, I believe, are free to be sold without stipulations.
     
  3. Platinum Sample

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    You generally can't sell an older version and hold onto the upgrade - the older version won't be able to be registered since your license is for a single user and you're still the license holder for the upgrade.

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  4. stumboid

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    Well, I have Logic 7, which is not an upgrade and I want to buy Logic 8, again not an upgrade. Someone is interested in buying 7 from me which I would have no use for since I would be getting 8.
     
  5. Platinum Sample

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    Well the cost of Logic 8 is $500, the upgrade from Logic 7 to Logic 8 is $200... How much do you plan to sell Logic 7 for ? -- it would have to be more than $300 to make sense and for that the buyer would normally just pay the extra $200 to buy Logic 8.

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  6. stumboid

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    Well, I want to sell Logic 7 for $150 which is the same price as getting Logic 8 new with academic pricing here at MU. So I just want to break even.
     
  7. Platinum Sample

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    Just so you're aware - normally academic software can't be upgraded.

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  8. stumboid

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    Oh yea I am aware. However, the FULL versioin of 8 is 150, which is probably as cheap, if not cheaper, than the normal pricing for an upgrade from 7 to 8.

    So that really doesnt matter too much for me.
     
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    Isn't he Logic 7 to Logic 8 (full, non-academic) upgrade $200? Sounds llike a better deal than the Academic version for $150?
     
  10. Monkeyboy23

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    Yes, you can sell Logic 7. I sold mine last year.
     
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    Just make sure when you sell it, you give them everything that came with it.

    As long as you delete it from your systems and don't keep copies, you're legal.
     
  12. stumboid

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    Yea thanks folks. BTW, there is absolutely NO difference between the full academic version and non academic, only that with the academic version, you can not upgrade from 8 to 9, you can still receive any core Logic updates. So it makes sense to me that the better deal for me would be to get 8 for $150 despite it being the academic version.
     

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