Wait, so if a customer sends you an archive of their PC's drive for troubleshooting, greasy copyright troll companies like what Oracle appears to be can sue you for copyright infringement if that archive has an installation of their software? If that's the case, then that's a huge overreach and the courts need to protect the people instead of constantly siding with multi-billion dollar corporations.
Support specialist Rimini Street found in contempt of court for continued Oracle copyright infringements
A US court has found Oracle support specialist Rimini Street in contempt of court and ordered it to pay $630,000 in sanctions – peanuts for the $40bn-revenue Big Red software company. In a dispute dragging on for more than a decade, the District Court of Nevada also imposed reasonable attorneys' fees and costs against Rimini, …
Friday 14th January 2022 22:01 GMT Jon 37
Well, of course it's copyright infringement. The customer has a licence to use the software on one pc. If they send it to you, they are distributing copyrighted code, which probably breaks the license terms. If you run it, that is almost certain to break the license terms. If they want a second person to be able to run it, then someone has to pay for another license.
If that bothers you, you are welcome to stick to free software. But if you choose to use proprietary software, you have to follow the license terms.
Monday 17th January 2022 12:32 GMT Aristotles slow and dimwitted horse
Of course. Unless the overarching license conditions state that the end user can create a clone / duplicate environment for development and/or diagnosis purposes.
In the enterprise space (rather than desktop) many companies do only charge license fees for PROD instances of applications, transactions and services : allowing companies to spin up as many DEV/Test instances of those applications as they need - but again, it all comes down to those T&C's.
Friday 14th January 2022 21:58 GMT Anonymous Coward
With the money from the win they could...
... fully pay their sales people's bonuses from now on?
Or maybe just pay female staff equally>
Friday 14th January 2022 23:34 GMT Claverhouse
Saturday 15th January 2022 09:55 GMT Anonymous Coward
Saturday 15th January 2022 19:18 GMT TeeCee
Monday 17th January 2022 11:02 GMT MJI
Tuesday 18th January 2022 15:18 GMT Frank Bitterlich