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May I Sell or Give Away My Previous Version of BibleWorks?
Author: KB Admin Reference Number: AA-02741 Views: 20078 Created: 2012-08-05 19:00 Last Updated: 2018-08-14 16:52 0 Rating/ Voters
When a new version of BibleWorks was released, those that had licenses for previous versions were offered discounts to upgrade to the new version. After such an upgrade, the question arose as to what to do with the copy of previous version. Generally, it should have been destroyed and discarded. Occasionally, however, the question was posed whether it might be given away to another person, since it appeared perfectly useful.

The rule on giving away upgraded copies was that one could do so only if the user bought out the upgrade so that the full price, and thus full royalties, had been paid on both copies. This upgrade buyout was a requirement from our text licensors. For a similar reason, they wouldn't allow a person to buy a print copy of one of their books and photocopy it to give to someone else.

Now that "buying out an upgrade" is no longer available, it would be a copyright violation to give away an upgraded version of BibleWorks.

Last Update: RG/June 16, 2018