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Old 10-24-2004, 08:51 PM   #1
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Question Is this piracy or legal?


Here's the scenario.

Suppose my cousin has a genuine copy of Windows 2000 and he upgrades to 2003. Right? Then he gives me the Windows 2000 CD and I install Windows 2000 on my machine. Is this scenario legal?

He has effectively transferred his installation to my machine. Right? Any loopholes here?
 
Old 10-24-2004, 09:05 PM   #2
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I think if she removes totally Windows 2000 from her machine is legal!

But, how is this related with Linux?

Be free!
 
Old 10-24-2004, 09:09 PM   #3
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I think if she removes totally Windows 2000 from her machine is legal
Yes. It is he (not she ). He has removed it.
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But, how is this related with Linux?
That is why I posted in 'General'.
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Be free!
Free? With what?
 
Old 10-24-2004, 09:47 PM   #4
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ya, its legal. unless their copy of 2003 isnt...

oh, and why are they using 2003?

win2k is probably the best windows out there. if hes actually running a server with it, then linux is waaay better than win2k3.
 
Old 10-24-2004, 10:19 PM   #5
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Actually, if the 2003 disc is an upgrade copy, he neds the 2000 disk to verify compatability. If he gives it to you you are sharing the copy because he will not be able to reinstall 2003 without it.

I think you're a pirate in that case.

If the 2003 disc is the full version (your cousin won't need 2000 back to do a re-install), then you are ok.
 
Old 10-24-2004, 10:40 PM   #6
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Actually, if the 2003 disc is an upgrade copy, he neds the 2000 disk to verify compatability. If he gives it to you you are sharing the copy because he will not be able to reinstall 2003 without it.

I think you're a pirate in that case.

If the 2003 disc is the full version (your cousin won't need 2000 back to do a re-install), then you are ok.
Never thought of that! Hm... I'll find out whether it's an upgrade or a full CD. Thanks.
 
Old 10-24-2004, 11:38 PM   #7
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The question you ask is best anwsered by you reading the EULA (end user licence aggreement) that is found on the disk in question. After all you have to accept it before running it.
Anwsers here are only speculation, depending on the source (market) M$ puts different versions on them.
 
Old 10-25-2004, 12:11 AM   #8
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how about this:

dont ask, dont tell.
 
Old 10-25-2004, 06:26 AM   #9
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how about this:

dont ask, dont tell.
Ditto...........
 
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friends don't let friends use microsoft

fight the monopoly!
 
Old 10-26-2004, 03:07 PM   #11
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Probablly legal as long as your cousin bought a brand new copy of Win2k3 Server rather than an upgrade.
 
Old 10-27-2004, 11:55 AM   #12
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Re: Is this piracy or legal?

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Originally posted by Harishankar
Here's the scenario.

Suppose my cousin has a genuine copy of Windows 2000 and he upgrades to 2003. Right? Then he gives me the Windows 2000 CD and I install Windows 2000 on my machine. Is this scenario legal?

He has effectively transferred his installation to my machine. Right? Any loopholes here?
that is legal just as long as he no longer has a copy of his 2k disk, and never uses it again.
 
  


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