When you buy a piece of software, it doesn’t really belong
to you. Instead, you have purchased a license which gives you the
right to install and use the software on computers that you own.
Distributing and/or reproducing Final Draft software applications
or fonts for business or personal use is software piracy and is
illegal and punishable by law.
Please be aware that when you open the software package and install
the program you are actively agreeing with the terms and conditions
set forth in the End
User License Agreement. We urge you to read it and become familiar
with its provisions.
Piracy comes in many forms. Here are some common piracy methods:
Licensed user duplication for unlicensed users; Illegal Internet
Distributing specialized academic versions to unauthorized markets.
When someone copies software without buying the appropriate number
of licenses, it is copyright infringement. Each of these activities
is a form of software piracy:
An individual copying software for a friend; A business underreporting
the number of computers using the software.
Illegal Internet distribution
Be cautious when ordering software over the Internet. Many resellers
with Internet storefronts or those who sell from auction sites knowingly
distribute copies of software illegally. Estimates reveal that as
much as 90% of software sold over Internet auction sites is either
bootlegged or gray market. So if the pricing seems too good to be
true, it probably is.
To buy knowing that you'll receive the protection and full functionality
of legal software, we recommend that you purchase from either the
Final Draft Online Store or from a Final Draft Authorized Reseller.
Distributing specialized academic versions
to unauthorized markets
Final Draft creates special versions of its software to meet the
needs of the academic market. These versions are clearly labeled
to avoid confusion with other market segments. Duplication of these
specialized versions for distribution to other markets is prohibited.
To find out who qualifies for academic pricing, visit the Final
Draft Academic Center.