Distribution of Software, CDs, DVDs, et al

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ADMIN Notices - Distribution of Software, CDs, DVDs, et al

Example #1 - Distribution of Software Titles

Software and other forms of media fall under Copyright agreements. This message serves to clarify this group's stance on the distribution of software, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, recorded music, taped media and other printed materials via Freecycle(R).

Software -- The software being exchanged: 1. Has to be the original software, not a copy. 2. Can no longer be used by any previous owner. 3. Cannot have been used to get an upgrade. 4. Must follow the terms in its End User License Agreement (EULA) - If the EULA makes no mention about transfers or exchanges, treat the software like you would any other work protected by copyright (like a book, CD, or video).

Music, Videos, Books and other copyrighted works must be: 1. Originals, not a copy 2. Can no longer be used by any previous owner.

These are not just Freecycle policies, but are LAWS pertaining to copyright. Posts that violate these LEGAL policies will be edited or deleted at the moderator's discretion. If you do have software you no longer use, and it is both uninstalled and meets EULA requirements for transfer, please feel free to post an OFFER, making note of system requirements (Operating System, memory requirement, etc.) needed to run it.

Remember to keep it free, LEGAL and appropriate for all ages. Your group moderators, Yahoo, and The Freecycle Network do not take responsibility for transfers that are not carried out according to EULA of software creators. Thank you for your attention to this very important matter!

Your XXX Freecycle Moderators