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  • "Loaning" a license?

    Is there any rule against "loaning" a license to somebody else? As in Person A owns the license and lets Person B use the license for their forum?

    I'm curious whether this is allowed after seeing someone offering to "loan" their license on another forum.

    And if it matters at all, I believe it was a leased license, but I'm not 100% sure.

    Is this allowed or not? Does it violate any rules such as the no transfers of leased licenses rule?

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    You can't officially transfer a leased license, so there is no way to really violate that rule.

    You aren't really supposed to share accounts, but if you just give the person your Member Area login information, nobody will really ever know.
    HOWEVER, if they decide to hand out copies of vBulletin to everybody on the internet, you will be held responsible for the piracy that may occur.

    Does that answer your question?
    Regards,
    Nick

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Nick View Post
      You can't officially transfer a leased license, so there is no way to really violate that rule.
      So this isn't considered a stretching it type thing I assume?

      Originally posted by Nick View Post
      You aren't really supposed to share accounts, but if you just give the person your Member Area login information, nobody will really ever know.
      I don't believe he's giving away his login info, just letting others use the license for their boards, I'm not sure whether he plans to give them the files or install/upgrade their board himself though.

      Originally posted by Nick View Post
      HOWEVER, if they decide to hand out copies of vBulletin to everybody on the internet, you will be held responsible for the piracy that may occur.
      If that were the case I'd have reported him for piracy in an instant.

      Originally posted by Nick View Post
      Does that answer your question?
      I think it does, but I would like to see a staff member confirm it just to be sure.

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      • #4
        There is nothing to stop you from doing that, but be aware that once you have allowed someone access to your files you have lost all control over this. If they continue to use your files or share then with others, then this could result in your license being revoked for piracy.
        Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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