Selling licenses?
Thread poster: Gregory Flanders

Gregory Flanders  Identity Verified
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Apr 8, 2012

I'm about to purchase a Trados 2011 license from what appears to be a reputable agency here on, and I just wanted to double check that is possible/legal before wiring the money. The agency in question says they have extra licenses to sell, but will I have access to upgrades and service packs, etc. as long as the transfer of license is recognized by SDL?

Thanks in advance for your advice.


Åsa Campbell  Identity Verified
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Probably not legal Apr 9, 2012


Unless the agency is also a distributor for SDL I would be surprised if this is legal.

When you purchase Studio (and any other software) you do not buy the software, it is licensed to you for your personal use. Normally this means that you are not allowed to resell or transfer the license but you will have to check the agreement for Studio 2011,

I've got the software but can not find the License Agreement anywhere on my computer.

I think you should check with SDL before you go ahead.



Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
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Ask SDL! Apr 9, 2012

I think it is best if you call SDL and ask about whether the company selling the licenses is entitled to do that.

Initially I would be careful with this kind of transaction, especially if the company selling the license promises to send you work if you buy the license (you could be scammed quite easily).


SDL Community  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:05
Maybe check against this list... Apr 9, 2012

... of approved Resellers for SDL products.

If they are on here too you'll have no problems. If they aren't feel free to drop me an email and I can check for you.




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