Re: Am I violating MBam's EULA?

Discussion in 'Spyware' started by VanguardLH, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Guest

    You can download it once and then copy the installer to as many hosts as
    you want. If it's the free version, no more requirements. If it's the
    paid version, you'll be prompted for the license key when you do the
    install. There is no restrictions on how many copies of the installer
    you have as that itself is not an installation or use of the licensed
    software (in fact, there's a good chance that the installer is NOT their
    product but someone else's product they used to bundle their software
    files).

    Whether the free or paid version, you can have as many copies of the
    installer as you want as you haven't installed anything yet with it.
    The license applies to the software delivered by the installer, not to
    the installer itself. If the free version, you can use the same
    installer on multiple hosts or make copies of the installer and use that
    on other hosts. Same for the paid version EXCEPT the step where you
    have to enter the license key after which you actually have an
    *instance* of the software against which the license applies.

    When you run MBAM's installer and get to a dialog where you can click on
    the titlebar icon (left end) to select About, you will see the install
    is Inno Setup (www.innosetup.com). That's Inno's product, not MBAM's.
    They don't own Inno. They cannot regulate the distribution or execution
    of their installer for a license of a product that isn't their property.
    Put the installer on a USB thumb drive, memory card, DVD, e-mail it, FTP
    it, store it on online storage to retrieve it from there (although by
    then you might as well as just download it from MBAM) or do whatever you
    want with the installer to get it to the other hosts. MBAM's license
    doesn't apply against that installer program. It only applies against
    whatever the installer delivers.

    MBAM's license applies only against their property, not Inno's property.
    Only after you run the installer to deliver MBAM's property is their
    licensing applicable. Even MBAM knows that. Read their EULA which
    states, "By installing or running this software, ...". "This software"
    is their software, not Inno's installer program. The clause "This
    License applies to one instance of the Software, which may only be
    installed on one computer at a time." is to restrict the distribution of
    the license (which is moot in the case of the free version regarding
    distribution). It's for the paid version to ensure that one license is
    installed on only one computer, not repeatedly installed on other
    computers.

    So it looks like you are just fine the way you are doing things. Their
    license doesn't apply against the Inno installer so you can make as many
    copies as you want and distribute it to as many hosts as you want. It's
    when you *run* the installer to then deposit MBAM's software that their
    license comes into play - but really don't make logical sense regarding
    the free version and applies to their commercial version. Since you
    aren't repeatedly installing the same paid-for version on multiple
    computers, you are not violating their EULA.
     
    VanguardLH, Jun 14, 2011
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  2. VanguardLH

    Dustin Guest

    Not exactly. You can download it, install it and make use of it, but
    you cannot be making money by doing so. if you are, you legally should
    be acquiring the corporate version license. The free version is
    intended for end users who aren't charging to clean a machine as it's
    usually, well, theirs.
    Malwarebytes most certainly can regulate the distribution of the
    installer, Vanguard. You should see inno's licensing terms. You are,
    again, talking completely runny shit from your ass. Violent, explosive
    diarhea.

    The "installer" is carrying malwarebytes software. It's a glorified
    shell for stupid windows users. Malwarebytes does legally have the
    right to dictate how that executable is distributed.

    I told you last time, if you talk shit, I might call you on it.
    He is, because he isn't running a shop and charging people. If he was,
    he'd be against the terms of the licensing.
    Actually, If Malwarebytes wanted to be pissy about that, they could
    change who/what can host the executable. Inno does own the installer,
    but they sublease rights to authors who make use of it. IE: They don't
    interfere. You are talking 100% explosive shit, again.
    Considering I believe you still run a keygenned version right? What do
    you care one way or the other?
     
    Dustin, Jun 14, 2011
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