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Hugh Galvin III wrote:

Hi guys,

I misplaced my original software for Microsoft Word. A friend of mine let me use his disc
so I could install Word on my PC. I only use it for correspondences.

  • Is this considered pirating and therefore a sin?

God Bless you for your site.

Hugh

  { If I misplaced my original software and used a friend's disc, is this considered software piracy? }

Eric replied:

Hi Hugh,

You have a valid license for Microsoft Word so it doesn't matter whether you install it from your own disc or someone else's, so long as it's the same version you had, it's legitimate.

After all, the result is the same.

Piracy only occurs when you have not bought a license for the product.

Eric

Mike replied:

Hi, Hugh —

A new version of a product would be considered a new product for which you would have to buy a license.

Hope this helps,

Mike
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