Need Help With Copying

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How do you copy Geneforge 4 onto another computer? Because I bought it and my brother wants to play.

[ Saturday, February 17, 2007 05:34: Message edited by: Krono ]
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Nalyd is probably horribly wrong, but he's pretty sure that that's illegal. Maybe.

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Edit: This is from the G4 license:
"Non-profit distribution of the software is permissible without prior written notice, providing that the Software is not modified in any way, and the complete works of the Software are included in the distribution package."

[ Saturday, February 17, 2007 10:24: Message edited by: Calphrexo ]

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You've got to be kidding. *facepalm*

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quote:
Originally written by Calphrexo:

Edit: This is from the G4 license:
"Non-profit distribution of the software is permissible without prior written notice, providing that the Software is not modified in any way, and the complete works of the Software are included in the distribution package."

You left out a pretty important word there, noticably that it reads: "Non-profit distribution of the unaltered, demo version of this software is permissible...."

What the license actually says is that:
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You own the disk on which the Software is recorded but Spiderweb and/or Spiderwebs’s Licensor(s) retain title to the Software and related documentation. This License allows you to use the Software on more than one computer, provided there is no chance it will be used simultaneously on more than one computer. This License allows you to make as many copies of the Software in machine-readable form as you need for backup purposes only.
I'm no lawyer, it seems pretty clear that you aren't supposed to be copying it to other computers, even if it is your brother.

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Oh. Oops.

I originally checked my A2 license, which doesn't say that (I checked that because I registered A2, unlike G4). I then checked the G4 to make sure the sentence was still there, but I guess I didn't read far or thoroughly enough.

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Okay.

[ Saturday, February 17, 2007 13:28: Message edited by: Krono ]
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So.... copying it to another comp as long as it is backup of the original software & provided no one else plays it is legal? That's good cause I can put it on my anti-internet comp for safety purposes.

[ Thursday, March 08, 2007 12:25: Message edited by: Ramu ]
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Uh, to answer the original poster's question, you'd copy Geneforge 4 to another computer in the same way you'd copy any file to another computer. :P

Ramu's question is an explicit yes, although even if it was a no, only IP droids would suggest you comply.
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I think it's legal to copy the game on to any other computer in YOUR household. For example; if you're creating a BoA scenario, you need to test on a Mac and a Windows. Two out of the four computers in our house have BoA.
I have a question about the legal stuff:
I bought BoA and the Avernum trilogy. My little brother begged me to play BoA, so I put it on one of the other computers in our household. That's legal right?

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Technically, no, so long as you don't play BoA on them both at the same time.

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Originally written by SupaNik:

Technically, no. It's only legal so long as you don't play BoA on them both at the same time.
FYT

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Forgive me for asking a stupid question, but what does FYT mean?

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Fixed Your Typo. It's used humorously.

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