Simlog Software Licensing
At Simlog, we stay in business by licensing software products to ourcustomers according to a Software End User License agreement that follows the general guidelines (PDF file) prepared by the Software & Information Industry Association.
Although software products are protected by copyright from illegal copying under the terms of the World Trade Organisation's Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, software piracy remains a world wide problem. That is why all Simlog software incorporates a licensing mechanism.
"Per PC" Software Licensing
Simlog software licensing is "Per PC". Practically, this means that each Simlog software product requires a special Simlog License Key (a series of numbers and letters) to "unlock" complete product functionality; at Simlog, we call this Commercial Mode. (Other companies call the software unlocking step "activation".) And as we indicate on our Privacy Web page, no Internet connectivity is required.
In particular, Simlog's software licensing works by "binding" the Commercial Mode to the PC that you're using. In other words, the License Key that we'll provide to unlock the Commercial Mode for your PC cannot be used to unlock the Commercial Mode for a different PC. This is because the Simlog License Key is generated from a special Simlog License Code that is different for each PC.
Of course, the Simlog License Key is also product-specific, so you will need a separate License Key for each Simlog product to be unlocked, even if you are installing and unlocking them all on the same PC.
Changing your PC after licensing
Should you need to replace your PC or change some of its hardware components, the Simlog License Code may change. You will know when this happens because the software will be in "Evaluation Mode" instead of "Commercial Mode" (just as it was when you first installed it). Practically, to return to Commercial Mode, just contact Simlog once again to obtain a new Simlog License Key (that we will generate using your new License Code).
No "License Server"
Simlog offers no "license server" mechanism for sharing a license among PCs on a network. Practically, this means that if you want to share your software license, you must share the PC itself (and the simulator controls).