Louisville, KY asked in Business Law and Contracts for New York

Q: End user license agreement for Vipre lifetime licenses isn't specified in some parts.

At this point I've been referred to New York business law people for my inquiry. According to the Vipre company (computer security software) it was against their policy for me to buy a lifetime license from the original owners. I've looked at the EULA and it says that a license is only considered valid when bought from VIPRE or an authorized distributor, reseller, or retailer. The problem is it never specifies who an authorized distributor, reseller, or retailer is. It also says that licenses cannot be transferred from the original purchaser to another user. And it never specifies if that applies to used licenses that were uninstalled, brand new licenses, etc. Someone else referred me to New York business law for this issue since this company is located in New York. If anyone can tell me if anything mentioned is illegal, grounds for a lawsuit, etc., please let me know.

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Jack Mevorach
Jack Mevorach
  • Cedarhurst, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: I don't understand how a successor in interest (usually a purchaser) can go back in time and state that a lifetime license purchased from the original owner is invalid. I would start with that.


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