Logic Pro 8 Logic Express licensing question

Fred132

Logician
This is probably a dumb question, but I seem to recall reading that the Logic license is valid for both a notebook and desktop owned by the same user.

Mine is loaded on a notebook and I'm thinking of adding a mini or iMac...and wondering if I need to license another copy.

I poked around in the Apple support pages and didn't find an answer.
 

Pete Thomas

Administrator
Staff member
I think you can install on any of your own computers:

http://www.apple.com/legal/itunes/us/terms.html#GIFTS


This license granted to you for the Licensed Application by Licensor is limited to a nontransferable license to use the Licensed Application on any Apple-branded products running iOS (including but not limited to iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch) ("iOS Devices") or Mac OS X ("Mac Computers"), as applicable (collectively, "Apple Device(s)") that you own or control and as permitted by the usage rules set forth in the Mac App Store, App Store and iBookstore Terms and Conditions (the "Usage Rules"). This license does not allow you to use the Licensed Application on any Apple Device that you do not own or control, and except as provided in the Usage Rules, you may not distribute or make the Licensed Application available over a network where it could be used by multiple devices at the same time.
 

Pete Thomas

Administrator
Staff member
Intersting point in the second sentence there:

"This license does not allow you to use the Licensed Application on any Apple Device that you do not own or control"

You don't have to actually own the computer, just control it.

This makes sense, e.g. in the old days of XSkey or dongle, you could only run Logic on one computer at a time, as you only had one dongle, but you could move the dongle around

This of course meant you could work on your Mac at home, carry on working on your macbook on the train (unless you forgot the dongle), and then work your own installation of Logic on someone else's Mac, e.g at a studio.

Nowadays you can install Logic on somebody else's Mac while you are there controlling it, but you would not be able to leave Logic on their computer (unless they too had a licence).

That's how I interpret it anyway.
 

mmm42

Logician
The Mac App Store rules AFAIK don't apply to Logic Express, which is not in the Mac App Store, but discontinued. They do apply to Logic Pro.

Logic Express has the old rules, which are (if I remember correctly): one copy on a desktop, one on a laptop; only one active at any given time.
 

Pete Thomas

Administrator
Staff member
News to me that Logic Express has been discontinued...guess I should try to pay attention!
Yes, now that Logic Pro is even cheaper than ever, it makes less sense for there to be an intermediate level between GB and Logic. (Same as with Final Cut)
 

Fred132

Logician
I'm thinking it would now make more sense to start anew and license Logic Pro rather than upgrading my older Logic Express, and apply all the updates to a new Mac as well.
 
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