I have a question about foreign software versions:
It's so that many companies sell their products in different regions at very different prices.
In other words, if I as a software from the U.S. bring with, I can then run this legal?
The software companies are claiming in part that their software may be used only in a specific region. There are even activation barriers that prevent U.S. versions I use in Germany.
I am interested in but rather how the law looks like ... What say the software companies want or need may not even match with the German laws.
someone has engaged in gambling?
Antwort von markus-s:
There are even activation barriers that prevent U.S. versions I use in Germany.
Can you give any examples? I know that is not - and the requirement that can actually deal with a proxy server.
In general (I am not a lawyer) you can connect to my knowledge the use of a product only s.bestimmte borders (and thus prevent the private export to regular purchases), when speaking for legal reasons (licensing, embargo, ...). Of course it is free enterprise, or only to its own conditions to deliver to certain countries, but if you can buy without a valid license on the spot tricks, you can move so synonymous, without the license will terminate (even a few Embargo States from outside).
Antwort von _DINGO_:
Thanks for the answer!
For example, 3ds Max or Combustion - the activation is only possible in a given region.
The justification for this is the support that would otherwise buy all the software in countries where it is cheap.
I mean, for such stories so you pay customs fees Eigentler ... why then the license restrictions?
Antwort von Mylenium:
I am interested in but rather how the law looks like ...
Can we now think about it for hours treatises. Generally live within a free market economy and there, any products or services on its own terms. May well be that 80% of all clauses in software license agreements, under German law mischief (the now legendary "By opening the package they agree to sell their soul" and similar nonsense, legal but the other side of the goodwill of the Manufacturer and exploit quite obvious gaps in haste as zero chance. If the Manufacturer protected by technical measures its distributor network, had to live with. They do not even antitrust relevant. For everything else you ought to complain specifically, and then so many things come into play is because you have to have exactly know what you're doing. is not different from other gray imports / re-imports ...
Antwort von Alf_300:
Would join me as Mylenium ... Problem is the possibly coercive registration (see WGA For Windows)
Antwort von markus-s:
Well, there is a difference between "use" and take "support claim. Can I use a gray market here, only one is me / repair (or in the case of software updates) may refuse to support.
Dingo said so explicitly to the legal use - it would be for the SW-Manufacturer is not particularly beneficial when the use of its software it builds, that I move or not such business for some time abroad now (provided, of course a legitimate procurement) . Especially since any Internet-activation only on the control of IP addresses can be done - and this method is not only unreliable, but can be cut short are synonymous.