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Can I Use Sync For My Company?

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I want to use BitTorrent Sync for a company I'm starting up. We are an indie game development company and are looking for a solution to sync our media files such as textures, audio and videos without clogging up the repository with unnecessary files.

I was wondering what the rules are for development in an independent company.

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I've been using it for my company for a while to move backup files offiste. I've never seen any disclamer or legal terms that would prevent you using it commercially 

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I've been using it for my company for a while to move backup files offiste. I've never seen any disclamer or legal terms that would prevent you using it commercially 

In their EULA under license it says non-commercial.

 

"Subject to your compliance with these terms and conditions, BitTorrent, Inc. grants you a royalty-free, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use the Software, solely for your personal, non-commercial purposes. BitTorrent, Inc. reserves all rights in the Software not expressly granted to you here."

I was wondering if this prevents companies from using their software as an internal tool. Could we get in trouble for using their software?

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My understanding of the Sync API terms are that the commercial use allowance a) only applies to software using your own in-house developed application via the API and B) commercial use is "likely [to] change in the future". You also may not use any API-integrated software with any NAS or other devices.

 

I believe this effectively means that using BitTorrent Sync for commercial purposes is prohibited, as use of BTSync itself is not explicitly stated in the API terms - only use of the API and software that uses the API is permitted.

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After emailing syncbiz@bittorrent.com I received an email which states:
 

 

 

 We are actually in the process of setting up a new EULA for customers such as yourself who would like to use Sync in a business environment.  We will be offering some early adopter pricing while the product is still in Beta that will be good for 1 year, include support and all updates. 

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