4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 9, 2011 4:33 AM by Barney-15E
Lyokokrill Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Dear forum members, moderators, or administrators,
I'm a television production teacher and I've just downloaded *iMovie 11'* from the app store. Besides for my own Mac, I have around 12 other Macs. Is it possible to install this one program onto all of the other iMacs in my classroom?
Thank you.

Macbook Pro 2010, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • QuickTimeKirk Level 9 Level 9 (51,105 points)
    A quote from the App Store Web page from Apple:

    You can install apps on every Mac you use and even download them again. This is especially convenient when you buy a new Mac and want to load it with apps you already own.

    I don't know exactly what that means but you can find it here:

  • Lyokokrill Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have seen that before, but I know that Apple has licenses on some of its products like on its physical CDs. I just wanted to know if on the Apps Store it went by licenses as well.
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (100,080 points)
    Hi and welcome Lyokokrill....

    Click here for Mac App Store Terms & Conditions

  • Barney-15E Level 8 Level 8 (43,130 points)
    This is the part of the License Agreement that would apply to you:{quote}(ii) If you are a commercial enterprise or educational institution, you may download a Mac App Store Product for use either (a) by a single individual on each of the Mac Product(s) that you own or control, or (b) by multiple individuals on a single shared Mac Product that you own or control. For example, a single employee may use a Mac App Store Product on both the employee’s desktop Mac Product and laptop Mac Product, or multiple students may serially use the Product on a single Mac Product located at a resource center or library.{quote}Based on your description of your setup, the way I understand that is you would need to purchase one copy for each machine.
    (a) states that a single person is licensed to use the app on any number of Macs you own.
    (b) states that multiple people can use the app on a single Mac.
    You've got multiple people on multiple Macs, which is not listed in this agreement. To me, that would mean you'd need a license for each machine. For each of your machines, you have (b) going on each of them. So each one needs its own license.

    You, personally, can use that copy on all of your Macs.

    I'm not a lawyer, nor do I work for Apple, but that is how I would interpret the SLA. Since you won't get a response from Apple on this forum, I would suggest contacting Apple and see if they have a multi-seat license you can purchase.