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Jul 04, 2012

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Patrick EMIN

I have thousands of dollars that sleep in my closet ... I'll be pretty busy these next few days, sorry ...

Ralph Grabowski

I wonder if non-Europeans can now sell their software through European sites?

Normand C.

2.17! When I was at University a friend copied me AutoCAD v2.17 for DOS on a floppy (the lab PCs were running 2.62). I think I finally threw the disk away 4 years ago when I moved.

Kevin E.

Curious. I'm pretty sure that the license terms for all of the CAD/CAM companies are pretty much the same, yet you don't mention any others besides Autodesk in this post?

Kevin E.

After reading this again, I can see why you don't. My apologies.

Ralph Grabowski

I specify Autodesk, because it is the CAD vendor who is aggressively suing one man for the resale of software licenses, alternatively losing and winning as the case winds it way up through the American court system.

The man's argument is that he did not agree to the EULA, because he did not install the software, and so is not bound by it. He bought the CAD software at a garage sale, and then listed it for sale on eBay. Autodesk asked eBay to take down the listing, which eBay did, and the fireworks began.

Lou

A few years ago I bought an older version of automap in its sealed box at a local computer fair with books and attached serial #, upon installation I was asked to register it online, but never did try activating it, so after 15 days it did stop working, so I ended up un-installing it.

I doubt Autodesk would allow me to register and activate the software since it was not bought through their resellers.
Even if it's just for hobby use.

Ralph,great article!

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