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You are looking for a cheap Office 2019 licence, but are curious if they are legal and can be trusted? This is a good concern since there is a huge range of cheap but not always legal licences digitally. In this blog you can find more information about pre-owned licenses and if and when they are legal.
When is an Office 2019 license legal?
Since there are a lot of cheap and free Office packages available on online, it is not surprising that some of them are illegal. Office packages offered for a bargain price, or even free, are basically always illegal. For example, there are regularly ‘keys’ online of Office licences that you can use. However, retail licences may only be active on one device at a time. As a result, you can assume that this is not the case. If you activate this key anyway, you run the risk of a fine that could run into tens of thousands of euros. This can happen with free keys, but also with suspiciously cheap keys that can be found online.
Learn more about the importance of the right licenses here.
Which cheap Office licenses can I trust?
In general, two things can be the case with cheap licenses:
- The licenses are illegal
- The licenses are second-hand/pre-owned
This often concerns licenses related to Windows 10, Windows 11 or Office licenses such as variants of Office 2019 or Office 2021. To find out which of the two causes is the case, you can do your own research. For example, check reviews, check the background of the webshop, check whether the company offers a guarantee and whether they are insured. Lizenso guarantees legal licenses, there has never been a problem with Lizenso, if it does occur, Lizenso is insured.
What are the rules regarding used software?
When a company sells second-hand/pre-owned licenses, it must strictly adhere to a number of rules established by the European Court:
- The license must have a perpetual right of use. Licenses that are valid for X number of years, for example, may not be traded.
- If the licenses have been traded second-hand, they may no longer be used by the previous owner. This is because it is not allowed to have the license activated on multiple devices at the same time.
- Only licenses for which the original price has been paid may be traded.
If the webshop complies with these rules, the licenses may therefore be traded.
Here you can find what are the differences between Volume, Retail and OEM licenses.
Why did the European Court decide this?
The Court of Appeal decided this because the license was initially purchased with a perpetual right of use. This makes it comparable to buying a television or a table, for example. When you buy the product you own it and you can do whatever you want with it. This is why you can legally resell the license.
Buy your Office license at Lizenso
If you are looking for affordable Microsoft licences like Office 2019 licences, Lizenso is the right place for you. Lizenso specialises in buying and selling new and pre-owned Microsoft licences among others. You can save up to 70% on costs with pre-owned licences. Buy your licence(s) directly via the webshop following this link.