What would microsoft do if I sold my cd-keys?

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  1. gr8trstuff

    gr8trstuff MDL Novice

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    #1 gr8trstuff, Aug 11, 2009
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    What would microsoft do if I sold my msdn keys for windows 7 all editions on ebay?

    Is it against ebay rules to sell cd-keys? I'm not going to provide media, just valid cd-keys to activate your copy of windows 7 legally.
     
  2. jkh334

    jkh334 MDL Junior Member

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    well, if a Microsoft employee bought your key, it could be traced back to your name and then all of your keys could get blacklisted. I would stick with only sharing keys with people i trust (family, friends, co-workers).
     
  3. FCM168

    FCM168 MDL Junior Member

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    I'm not sure, but maybe if they find out they might black list those keys. Not sure about the legality of it though, but if I were you I'll keep the selling of keys privately for now.

    Maybe there is someone out there that might know the answer for you.

    Greetz

    cgp
     
  4. gr8trstuff

    gr8trstuff MDL Novice

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    I figured they might blacklist them. I was just wondering why its such a big deal. I mean they are YOUR keys and you technically paid for them with your subscription right?
     
  5. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    You should read the MS EULA. I dont believe you own anything anymore, except the right to use the product until they see it differently..
     
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  6. jkh334

    jkh334 MDL Junior Member

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    Yeah they give you a license to use their product like the state gives you a license to drive-abuse it and it can be revoked.
     
  7. Reign_Of_Freedom

    Reign_Of_Freedom MDL Expert

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    I have already seen Keys on Ebay for sale you can bet M$ is looking out for that type of thing, being that W7 is not even in the retail stores yet.

    Personally i could care less about what you do with your keys, you want to get them blacklisted go ahead. But i don't want to see you come back here crying that M$ blacklisted your keys and revoked your MSDN acct.
     
  8. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    @Zel5150

    In reference to the sig....

    Is the W7 help from a N00b or for a N00b?........:D:D

    -Just curious:p
     
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  9. Reign_Of_Freedom

    Reign_Of_Freedom MDL Expert

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    >.> It does clearly say for and not from. :p Perhaps i should buy you a pair of glasses. :D
     
  10. gr8trstuff

    gr8trstuff MDL Novice

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    I wonder how many microsoft employees are on this forum...:)
     
  11. Reign_Of_Freedom

    Reign_Of_Freedom MDL Expert

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    TBH, you should not even be discussing the sale of keys at all.
     
  12. gr8trstuff

    gr8trstuff MDL Novice

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    True indeed.
     
  13. FuzzyMaster

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    #13 FuzzyMaster, Aug 11, 2009
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    Paying for something does not necessarily mean you own it and can do whatever you want with it.

    Reselling OS keys not only contravenes Microsoft's EULA but also the forum rules here;

    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/7866
     
  14. Bagheera

    Bagheera MDL Member

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    * Eat your cat.
    * Slice up your dog.
    * Hunt your family down for years to come.
    * Kill all processes on your computer remotely.
    * Send there CEO dressed up as clown to peek true your window.
    * FBI will send the party squad.
    * NASA will be permantly watching your home from outer space.

    yeah nothing special, sell the damn key :)
     
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  15. Hackeur

    Hackeur MDL Senior Member

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    same number as to change a light bulb.... :cool:
     
  16. gr8trstuff

    gr8trstuff MDL Novice

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    haha now that's just funny.
     
  17. mojavekroc

    mojavekroc MDL Novice

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    I believe that MS would try to make an example of you. Do I think that they would prosecute you? You betcha.

    I have already been banned from Ebay and threatened by MS for trying to sell retail copies of Office 2007 and Vista that I got free by attending MS seminars.

    Is MS watching Ebay for product keys? That is guaranteed!! There are no legal retail keys for sale at this time.

    Do they have their piracy police watching forums like this... Yep They probably even download the loaders to figure out how to patch.

    A court would look at selling the keys like they do with the RIAA lawsuits. They will take the highest amount that they consider the software to be worth.
    Remember the guy who got sued for uploading 30 songs= $629,000..

    Not worth taking that chance..
     
  18. gr8trstuff

    gr8trstuff MDL Novice

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    Knowing my luck i'd be that guy! :p
     
  19. maorosh

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    #19 maorosh, Aug 11, 2009
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    i"m :) i watch ur bag don't be panic i just want 2 cought u guys and put u all in jailllllllllll haaaa


    i love this one
     
  20. freibooter

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    You forgot about the winged monkeys! It's right there in the EULA. Hordes and hordes of angry winged monkeys.