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Like everything else you purchase in the Mac App Store, you can install Lion on all of your Macs after buying it once. There is no activation process or DRM. Here's the relevant excerpt from Lion's license agreement (emphasis mine): If you obtained a license for the Apple Software from the Mac App Store, then subject to the terms and conditions of this ...


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It is not in accordance with Apple's license to run OS X on a non-Apple hardware as per Apple's license agreement for OS X Mavericks. Since this question is not about a preinstalled version of OS X (which is only on new Macs), the Mac App Store License section is applicable, along with the Other Use Restrictions section that is common for both kinds of ...


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You can download the OS X Mavericks license agreement from Apple's Software License Agreements page. It's definitively not free of either license or copyright. The licensing terms stipulate only running it on Apple hardware and furthermore restricted on how to use it with virtual machines on top of Apple hardware. You need to also consider the App Store ...


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All Apple's hardware & software product agreements can be found at: http://www.apple.com/legal/sla/ Here's straight link to Lion's agreement. Answers to your particular interests can both be found under § 2. B: […] you are granted a limited, non-transferable, non-exclusive license: (i) to download, install, use and run for personal, non-...


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Yes, buying the OS includes the license to use these fonts in derivative work, like graphics, even for commercial applications. You can however not redistribute the font in any way. Font embedding in websites through the @font-face CSS feature for example qualifies as redistributing the font (even if it is in another format), and requires a seperate license....


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Yes, newer versions of Bash are released under GPLv3 This question brings out armchair lawyers that argue points for and against GPLv3. Simply put, GPLv3 conflicts with Apple's Licensing Policies (among other licenses). None of these licenses prevent you from downloading the source code and compiling a newer version of Bash. On a historical note, Bash was ...


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Basically none. If you are not using their trademarks, logo by itself - which is entirely different than using the physical product as built by Apple or as modified in any way you please to change it with painting, stickers, or a even a hammer. You probably don't even need a license to show the software if that is incidental to the picture. What you can't do ...


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Who said it was free of charge? Upgrades to Mavericks are free to people who have paid for a qualifying version of OS X, typically by buying a Mac and perhaps any subsequent OS X upgrades.


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The license to run OS X hasn't changed significantly with Mavericks so if you were to run it on non-Apple hardware, you would be without a license according to most people that I've discussed this with. Legal gets more complicated as it depends heavily upon details about where you live, how you obtained the software, the laws in effect at the time someone ...


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From the License Agreement page 2 Transfer. You may not rent, lease, lend, sell, redistribute or sublicense the Apple Software. Subject to the restrictions set forth below, you may, however, make a one-time permanent transfer of all of your license rights to the Apple Software (in its original form as provided by Apple) to another party, provided that:...


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The agent should get low feedback. The license to Mountain Lion transfers with the computer when it is sold. The agent should have told you that no Apple ID is needed to download another copy of the installer since the system prompts you to send the serial number for verification. Now, you don't get a license to the Mountan Lion upgrade to install on ...


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Your licence to use and run Space Gremlin are effectively bound to the purchasing Apple ID. From this discussion, it appears you have chosen to abandon the Apple ID associated with this purchase: Since they abandoned help with the account, I responded in kind and abandoned it too. By abandoning the Apple ID account, you have also abandoned any purchases ...


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There are benefits to both sides: The Mac App Store's 1Password has iCloud syncing whereas the AgileBits store distribution method can't include iCloud syncing since an app must be distributed through the Mac App Store to use such Apple services. The AgileBits store's 1Password is updated more frequently since the updates don't have to go through Apple's ...


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Apple sources their wallpaper from others so it's not free use for any commercial projects. If you plan on making money from their source without modifying it severely, you could be sent a takedown request. The Galaxy wallpaper in Lion is based off the Robert Gendler Andromeda picture: robgendlerastropics.com. They also got into some hot water for not ...


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Here is the Mountain Lion end user license agreement that is your best starting point for what Apple feels it has actually sold you for your money. http://images.apple.com/legal/sla/docs/OSX108.pdf Of course, you'll want a lawyer to give you advice on what is customary, but the artwork isn't explicitly called out as something you are prohibited from using ...


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From the os license: E. Fonts. Subject to the terms and conditions of this License, you may use the fonts included with the Apple Software to display and print content while running the Apple Software; however, you may only embed fonts in content if that is permitted by the embedding restrictions accompanying the font in question. These embedding ...


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Apple and/or Apple’s licensors own the images, as stated under Apple's Software License Agreement for Mountain Lion: The Apple software (including Boot ROM code), any third party software, documentation, interfaces, content, fonts and any data accompanying this License whether preinstalled on Apple-branded hardware, on disk, in read only memory, on any ...


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There is a very nice site that publicly calls out changes to Apple's developer terms. http://www.appstorereviewguidelineshistory.com Before them, I've not seen anyone that provides these publicly, so I've resorted to saving the PDF to a folder every time I'm prompted that there is a change. I just append the YYYYmmDD of the agreement to the file name so I ...


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There's no generic OS X place for storing product keys. It is up to each individual software supplier to decide where they want to store the products. Usually it is done in ordinary files stored in the file system. For Microsoft they reside in /Library/Preferences/ under a name such as com.microsoft.office.licensing.plist. Similarly for Adobe I think they ...


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The MAMP Pro 1.0/2.0/2.0 upgrade/3.0 serial numbers are stored in the following files: "/Library/Application Support/appsolute/MAMP PRO/Registration 1.0" or "/Library/Application Support/appsolute/MAMP PRO/Registration 2.0" or "/Library/Application Support/appsolute/MAMP PRO/Registration upgrade 1.0 to 2.0" or "/Library/Application Support/appsolute/MAMP PRO/...


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There is language saying you can't resell the sounds, but you are granted license to use them royalty free for some very specific uses and not at all in broad general terms. I am not a lawyer See the section below from the license for the last version / now discontinued Final Cut Studio c) Soundtrack Pro. You may use the Apple and third party audio ...


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I am not a lawyer, so take this all with appropriate caution. The Snow Leopard License states Transfer. You may not rent, lease, lend, sell, redistribute or sublicense the Apple Software. Subject to the restrictions set forth below, you may, however, make a one-time permanent transfer of all of your license rights to the Apple Software (in its original ...


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Administratively, it might be easiest to use the gift feature to purchase all the 10 apps at once and file your expense reports. You are then free to use that account to redeem one copy - or pass off one (or more) of the redemption codes to whatever deploy accounts you use. Currently, the iOS app store has more volume purchase options: App Store Volume ...


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I think there is a part on booting up a new mac for the first time where it asks you to register with an apple id. If you haven't done that, check in your home folder for something that is a shortcut to register with an apple id. If you already deleted that, or it isn't there, try adding a apple id in the "Accounts" section of system preferences (under your ...


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If it is a retail copy of Snow Leopard, then yes. If it is a machine copy, then probably not. It's unlikely you'll have any problems installing it from a licensing perspective, there is no serialisation in Snow Leopard. You may run into strange problems down to the incorrect build of 10.6 for the hardware though as discs that come with machines are machine ...


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The operating system is covered by the Apple End User License Agreement (EULA) and you can find it in PDF form on this page. My suggestion is to print the EULA and then to attach the receipt for the hardware (that the software came with) or the receipt for the software purchase to it. Then you have some documentation.


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The licence the install of OS X included with a new Mac is exclusive to that Mac, you can't re-use it on another. Buying Mountain Lion from the App Store entitles you to install it on all of your personal Macs.


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Yes. Apple ought to know who owns the rights to that image. To dereference your question one level further, I suggest the right people to ask or request permission from are Apple Legal. You can contact Apple Legal through the Apple Legal Contact page. Under "I have a question about", select "Copyright Information". Then fill in the form.


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For adobe CS5, look in /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe PCD/cache/cache.db: this is a sqlite database (you can open it with sqlite3). sqlite3 .open "cache.db" Then run the query: select * from domain_data where key='SN'; This should give you a 24-numbers encrypted serial number. You must then decrypt it (the "SoftKey Revealer" freeware for ...


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