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 PostPost subject: Selling betas : illegal ?        Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:40 pm 
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Hi,
Some minutes ago, I saw this on eBay : http://cgi.ebay.fr/windows-7_W0QQitemZ3 ... 3:1|294:50

Is it legal to sell betas ? :o

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 PostPost subject: Re: Selling betas : illegal ?        Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:47 pm 
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You can sell it for the cost of the disc and the effort to burn it but not the software itself.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Selling betas : illegal ?        Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:56 pm 
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But on this page, the seller sells a cd from Microsoft so there's probably no burning or cd cost :)

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 PostPost subject: Re: Selling betas : illegal ?        Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:05 am 
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Well, then the answer is no. It said on the disc that it cannot be sell.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Selling betas : illegal ?        Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 3:09 am 
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People sell them anyway, thats part of the reason we have a trading section, some people like to collect these things.

eBay tends to remove a lot of this stuff though.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Selling betas : illegal ?        Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:59 am 
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You can't sell the software per se(it's free; and unstable, lol), but you can sell the disk that contains the software; as long as it's only for the cost of media. BTW, I know someone has beed busted for selling the W7 DVD for cost of media only; but I forgot where it was mentioned.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Selling betas : illegal ?        Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 1:28 pm 
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Yea they can't really be sold, though it seems to happen more in the EU than in NA


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Selling betas/alphas is just like using them and distributing/mirroring them, its illegal, but nobody gives a crap.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Selling betas : illegal ?        Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 2:15 pm 
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