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Distributing Documents with Mappoint Maps Legal or not legal

This is a discussion on Distributing Documents with Mappoint Maps Legal or not legal within the MapPoint Desktop Discussion forums, part of the Map Forums category; Hi all, I did a geomarketing study. I have some printings from my licensed Mappoint. Is it legal to give ...

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    Mohamed is offline Member Green Belt
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    Distributing Documents with Mappoint Maps Legal or not legal

    Hi all,
    I did a geomarketing study. I have some printings from my licensed Mappoint.

    Is it legal to give them to my client?
    ( The Microsoft copyright is mentionned in the maps )


    Thanks for your answers
    Mohamed

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    Wilfried is offline Senior Member Black Belt
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    Hi Mohamed,

    Yes this sure is legal.
    I'm busy with an English version of the end user agreement. However this can take a while to finnish. Every time after 10 minuts reading a paragraph, and finally can say it in human words, I find another paragraph that say something else about the same... Then I play a record of the Beatles (very loud to calm down) and close the text

    but I will not give up

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    Mohamed is offline Member Green Belt
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    Legal or not legal?

    Thanks Wilfried.

    Sometimes the CLUF is not very clear.

    About Printings they say :

    Vous pouvez :
    i) imprimer jusqu’à mille copies d’une carte ou d’un
    Contenu de carte donné (à l’exception des centres d’intérêt) généré par
    l’utilisation du Produit Logiciel, à condition (a) que lesdites cartes
    soient réservées à Votre utilisation directe ou quasi directe et (b) que
    Vous ne vendiez ou ne concédiez pas en sous-licence ledit Contenu reproduit

    What means " your direct or quasi-direct using "? If I use a product just to look at it or admire it, I prefer to admire a pretty photo

    About selling Maps, If I sell a geomarketing study based on printed maps,
    somewhere I am selling Mappoint Maps. In the CLUF, it seems to be forbidden. I still have some doubts on this subject!!!

    I will call Bill ( Gates of course , he is a friend ) in a few minutes to ask him to be clear in the future

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    Wilfried is offline Senior Member Black Belt
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    Hi Mohamed,

    Problem is that the translations does not mean the same as originally, and also that as whell the translations as the oriiginal text can be explained in several ways.

    If you take a phrase of such agreement, and you place it in a story then it will be explained in the context of that story and can have several different meanings. And that is whas happens in a court.

    What means " your direct or quasi-direct using
    They mean that you may use it, and also personnes in you neibourhoud (in the english version it say: "for Your own immediate or near immediate use"). If I was a judge in a trial concerning this phraze, I should say thay it means by yourself, by personnes in same company, and also by personnes in your family and friends relashonship. However I dont think it is meanth so wide originally.

    You can see it also this way: If you can print 1 thousand copy's of a generated map, then it is sure for more widely use as for your colleagua's in your department.

    About selling Maps, If I sell a geomarketing study based on printed maps, somewhere I am selling Mappoint Maps. In the CLUF, it seems to be forbidden. I still have some doubts on this subject!!!
    It say you may not sell or sublicense such Content. But again, if your printout is a part of a documentation of a study, then it can be interpreted that you sell your study, and that the prints are for documentation for the study, where the readers of it are your near immediate use. Also the French tranlsation "quasi directe" confirms this. But again this can be explained in several ways.

    One think is clear, and that is that you cannot direcly sell a printout.

    I will call Bill ( Gates of course , he is a friend
    It is good to have friends around the world

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