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Kathy Fisher
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Multiple department users with 1 license/single pc?

Mar 19, 2012 11:16 AM

We're purchasing 1 license of CS5.5 for a department.  They'd like to have multiple users use the program. Is that allowed ?  Thanks.

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    Mar 19, 2012 11:49 AM   in reply to Kathy Fisher

    Last time I checked, a license allows you to install on a tower and a laptop.  But, you're only allowed to use one at a time.  The license covers a machine, not a person.  So, any number of users can get on the same machine.

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    Mar 19, 2012 9:28 PM   in reply to Jim Curtis

    Jim's understanding is correct.


    See the end-user license agreement (EULA):

    Section 2.5 is the most relevant section.

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    Feb 7, 2014 2:16 PM   in reply to Todd_Kopriva

    Is this still true for Cloud programs... install/activate on 2 computers but only use on 1 at a time?

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    Feb 7, 2014 3:57 PM   in reply to John T Smith

    Creative Cloud license does allow both machines to run at the same time, but they are tied to a person, not a machine.  So legally, everyone in the department would require their own license.


    Having said that, I'm not sure how that kind of thing can be monitored, so...

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