Change Computers, Lose Software License?

“An interesting idea has been floated in our on-going discussion about how users can lose their license to use software because of a hardware problem. Is the real problem confusion over whether software is licensed to the user or to the computer? And is it the customers, or the hardware and software vendors, who are confused about what a license should really mean?

“The discussion was originally spurred by a story in which a user found neither Microsoft nor eMachines would reactivate her OEM license for Windows when she had to replace the motherboard, a situation that has struck many readers as outrageous.”

The Gripe Line Weblog. Licensed Users or Licensed Machines? Jan. 24, 2006.

CopyCense™: K. Matthew Dames on the intersection of business, law and technology. A business venture of Seso Digital LLC.

Written by sesomedia

01/26/2006 at 08:45

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