Used Sibelius 5

I am looking for a used copy of Sib 5 feel free to email me to discuss. ad.walters@yahoo.com
You'll find this in the same aisle as the used drivers licenses.

Sorry for the sarcasm. One thing that you may not realize is that you can't buy something ";used"; that technically isn't ";owned"; in the first place. The way software generally works is something like this. When you buy Sibelius 5 (or most other programs), you're not actually buying the software itself - you're buying a [i]license[/i] to use the software. This license comes in the form of a serial number and is only able to be used by the individual who purchased/registered that license.

Now maybe you're looking for someone to give you their license, but this may not be as simple as it seems. In order to legally use the software, the original user would have to have their license transferred to you (meaning they could no longer use it). Many software companies can be pretty strict about license transfers, so whether or not this would even be possible would be dependent on that particular company.

By far the easiest route for you would be to purchase your own license so you wouldn't have to walk that line of legal vs. illegal, or using unregistered software that locks after X days.

Best deal on Sibelius 5 is to either purchase the Competitive Upgrade version (if you're a registered user of Finale, Encore, Mosaic, or Sibelius Student), or the Educational Edition which is available to anyone in the US who's a student or teacher.

Hope this helps.
I'm in software development- and fully understand licenses. That's why I would like to know if anyone has Sib 5 and maybe they changed to Finale and don't use their copy ";license"; anymore.  should have clarified.
Thanks.
If you switch from Sib to Finale or vice versa, there are usually cost reductions if crossgrading, and the original software and/or serial number are handed in.  Therefore, if someone crossgraded, their software would be useless I believe.
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I'm in software development- and fully understand licenses.[/quote]

So then you should understand that Sibelius licenses are non-transferable per their EULA.
Actually Sibelius can grant with written permission. I called to verify under certain circumstances. It's included in ";Miscellaneous";
[quote author=Jim Casella link=topic=2642.msg14072#msg14072 date=1218046768]

Best deal on Sibelius 5 is to either purchase the Competitive Upgrade version (if you're a registered user of Finale, Encore, Mosaic, or Sibelius Student), or the Educational Edition which is available to anyone in the US who's a student or teacher.

Hope this helps.
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Competitive crossgrade of Sibelius is $99 right now, FYI.
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