Q&A Series: Autodesk Subscription, Part 5

30 Nov, 2009 By: Cadalyst Staff

How do I register my subscription on a laptop? How can I also use the software on my home computer and remain compliant?

This Q&A is part of a series from Cadalyst and Autodesk in which the company answers readers' questions about its software subscription policies. See also the Cadalyst article, As Software Subscriptions Lapse in Down Economy, Autodesk Clarifies Policies.

View all Q&As in the series.

Question: How do I register my subscription on a laptop? How can I also use the software on my home computer and remain compliant?

Answer: Laptop installation on a company-owned computer is allowed per the standard license agreement. In addition, for some products, a second installation for temporary use away from the office on a company-owned portable computer is also allowed under the software license agreement.

If your software is on Subscription and is eligible for the "Home Use" license agreement (available as an ancillary product Subscription entitlement for some products), you can obtain a home-use license that permits installation of the software on your home computer. Therefore, depending on the product under Subscription, customers may actually be allowed up to three installations provided only one installation is used at any point in time and any use occurs within the Territory (as defined in the software license agreement), as follows: (1) on a company-owned computer allowed by SLA (2) on a company-owned laptop for temporary use away from the office — allowed by SLA; and (3) on a personally owned home computer — allowed by the Subscription T's and C's.

Please note that installation rights vary from product to product and customers should review the license agreement and the subscription terms and conditions accompanying their software products to validate their installation and use rights.

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