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What is the catch with buying an educational version of Komplete?
Old 27th January 2013
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What is the catch with buying an educational version of Komplete?

I see unopened educational versions of Komplete for sale on Ebay to the general public- often 4 significantly less $. Don't you have to have the academic institutions codes, etc. to activate this stuff? Or can anyone buy these and activate them? Also, what are the limits of the product? I understand you can't resell it and if you upgrade it you must get the non-academic version. Thanks
Old 27th January 2013
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Usually, academic software cannot be used for commercial purposes...in that you cannot charge for your time while using it, or sell the work done with it. You would need to read NI's academic license for specific restrictions.
Old 28th January 2013
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thanks- thats no problem as this is for personal use- I'm mainly worried that it won't activate because I don't have the proper academic codes or matching institution info
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Hey Lune, did you ever purchase an educational version of Komplete? I only ask because I have an educational version of Komplete 8 that I never used sitting in a box. I have Komplete Ultimate 10 on my account and I wanted to give the Komplete 8 to my brother and let him pay for the update/upgrade/crossgrade but I'm not sure if it would work. The information on Native Instruments website doesn't directly address this issue, if it does then I haven't seen it.

Thanks in advance.

sidenote: I wanted to send you a PM but I couldn't figure out how.
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