Software licenses for PC bought from failed dotcom - no license info came with box
Posted on 2002-03-13
One of our employees is using a PC they purchases from their last employer. It has NT4 and lots of software loaded. They want to connect it to our network and use it at work.
They have no license or receipt other than their cancelled check. They got the PC and its software at fire-sale prices.
If we audit the software on the PC, and copy the cancelled check together with an audit of the software, the employee could sign to say they have license, etc.
However, this seems to fall quite short of licensing requirements for a PC we would be considering connecting to our network and using in-house.
Any references to show our legal department that this is DEFINITELY insufficient, or MAY BE sufficient? Any suggestions for dealing with this situation? Thanks! Will increase points if needed.