Second download

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 8 months ago
How do I go about downloading Camtasia Studio to a second computer (to which I believe I am entitled)? Thank you.
Photo of Dale Copps

Dale Copps

  • 9 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes

Posted 10 months ago

  • 1
Photo of Rick Stone

Rick Stone

  • 4636 Posts
  • 2077 Reply Likes
Hi there

Perhaps visit the link below, download your correct version, then use the assigned key to unlock it?

https://support.techsmith.com/hc/en-us/articles/203732898-Download-a-previous-version-of-TechSmith-s...

Cheers... Rick :)
Photo of ollie.faison

ollie.faison

  • 16 Posts
  • 6 Reply Likes
I also have a question about this. Does the ability to download on another computer mean that the license owner is the only person who can use the software on another computer?

I think it does, but I want to be sure because we have a new person starting soon and I need to let my manager know what software he needs to buy. 

Thanks, 

Ollie 
Photo of Rick Stone

Rick Stone

  • 4433 Posts
  • 1982 Reply Likes
I'm not a TechSmith employee nor am I a lawyer. But I don't believe there is really any way to actually track who is using what. So from a technical perspective, there really would be no way to know. So it's a bit of an "honor system" if you will. 

Then again, you have companies such as Adobe that have moved toward technologies that would actually help them to know and restrict licensing. So it's more difficult to cheat that way. One can't blame companies for trying to protect what they sell.

I'm pretty confident that the actual INTENT of any of the "you can install and use it twice. Once on each of two machines" is likely to assist in a corporate situation where you have one computer at the office and another at home and you sometimes need to take work home. Or perhaps you are a freelancer and you have a dedicated PC in your home workplace but a laptop you travel to client sites with.

I'd be totally shocked to hear TechSmith say that it's cool to use the two installs in an effort to avoid purchasing a second license for a second employee. That would seem to go against the spirit of the usage rules.

Cheers... Rick :)
Photo of Rick Stone

Rick Stone

  • 4433 Posts
  • 1982 Reply Likes
Oh, and one more thing. This may sound insane to some, but trust me, I actually once prevented this from happening.

Hopefully you are aware that only the content creators need a licensed copy of Camtasia.

I once was employed by a large company. I worked as a content creator for a large call center. I used a rather pricey product named RoboHelp. (Adobe owns this product today). Cost for a license was somewhere around $1,200 for each licensed copy. 

Management was about to add seven more call center representatives. I was approached to ask for clarification on the purchase order. Management was trying to be compliant with all licensing and they thought that because the call center reps used what I created, they needed to purchase seven additional copies of this $1,200 application. Had someone not seen this and flagged it and asked me for clarification, they would have wasted $8,400 on software.

Cheers... Rick :)
Photo of Dale Copps

Dale Copps

  • 9 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
I can't imagine that just because you can have the software on two computers, that only one or two individuals can use it.  I think the restriction is "simultaneous" users which can be any two people, and only two people, working on the two systems.
Photo of Dubie

Dubie

  • 1009 Posts
  • 788 Reply Likes
From Techsmith EULA
https://www.techsmith.com/camtasia-eula.html

1.2      General Use. Except as otherwise provided in this EULA and so long as you comply with the terms and conditions of this EULA as a condition to the license granted herein, you are licensed to install and run one copy of the Software on one licensed device (the first licensed device) for use by one person at a time. Provided that you comply with all the terms and conditions of this EULA and when required by the Software, you present a valid, authorized, and activated Software key, you may also install and run a second copy of the Software on a second licensed device for use only by you for your internal business or individual use only, whichever is applicable. Only one person at a time may use the Software on each licensed device and the two licensed devices may not be used simultaneously by that one person. The components of the Software are licensed as a single unit, and you may not separate or virtualize the components and install them on different devices. By way of clarity, if this license has been entered into by an entity or organization, the copies of the Software licensed hereunder may only be used for the internal business purposes of the licensee entity or organization.


:)
Photo of Rick Stone

Rick Stone

  • 4636 Posts
  • 2077 Reply Likes
LOL, the EULA is like the bible. Nobody ever actually READS it. They just click "I Agree" and move on! 
Photo of Dubie

Dubie

  • 1009 Posts
  • 788 Reply Likes
Who really understands half of the "legal" verbiage they are written in.

Even if you do read them most people don't know/understand what they just spent a hour reading.

:)
Photo of gustavoealssar

gustavoealssar

  • 1 Post
  • 0 Reply Likes
Hello, Duble, My name's Gustavo Ealssär, and I'm new in Camstasia. I have  both a tower computer and a laptop, and I was wondering the same as Dale Copps. If I have two computers, that I can only use one at time, because I use the laptop in the high school where I work, whereas I use the other computer at home, and no one use this program in my devices, aobut me, because I use it for my flipped classes...It wouldn't be a trouble, at least with the Techsmith EULA terms
(Edited)