Understanding licensing is important because it allows you to take full advantage of the software you've purchased. The standard purchase of MediaShout now includes licensing to install the software on three computers. We don't make a distinction between presentation systems and script preparation systems because that provides the most flexibility to our customers to use those licenses any way they need. Some customers need three presentation systems in different areas. Some only need to present with one system, and they need the other licenses on staff or volunteer computers. We allow you the flexibility to use them however you need within these boundaries:
- Each license is for a single church location and the ministry purposes of that church. You may have multiple areas of ministry in your church using the software, but if you have a separate campus you'll need to purchase another license for it. If you have a separate ministry that shares your space and computer, they can use your copy of MediaShout. But if they have their own computer(s) they'll need to purchase their own copy of the software.
- Offsite ministries aren't a problem if they're short term, but if you're planting another church, help them get off to a good start by planting them with their own copy of MediaShout. When they flourish and grow into their own entity they'll be set up already with their own software.
- Volunteers' computers can be used. We understand that most churches don't have enough paid staff to handle all of the prep work, so we've made it easy for those faithful volunteers to be able to do as much of that preparation as possible on their computer -- wherever they are. We do ask that if a volunteer or staff member leaves your team (or your church) that you have them deactivate the software so it doesn't end up being used in other locations.