Another user who has purchased an EA wants to transfer it to me.
Is this allowed?
They have not activated it yet.
If your friend bought EA from the Market on his mql5 username here, and he downloaded it so this product is connected with his computer hardware and his operation system (Windows 8, or any other).In this case, if he sends this EA to you so this product will not work for you.
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Forum on trading, automated trading systems and testing trading strategies
How to Start with Metatrader 5
Sergey Golubev, 2017.07.17 07:56
Buy the tools in the market = activation
How to buy a Trading Robot in MetaTrader Market?
Everything starts with the Activation in the Market. When you buy a product you do not actually get the product itself but the right to use it an unlimited number of times, but on a limited number of computers. This parameter is set for each paid product individually and it is disabled for free products.
After one activation you can use the product on a computer without any restrictions. You will not be able to download the copy of the product on another computer. If you installed the file manually, you will not open it either. Number of activations can be found on the page with a detailed description of the product in the column with its specifications (described above).
How to Test a Trading Robot Before Buying
TIPS FOR PURCHASING A PRODUCT ON THE MARKET. STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE
Best way to monitor EA execution remotely
Sergey Golubev, 2016.09.29 12:36
If it is about the Market so the buyer can use EA according to the number of the activations which are linked to the PC and OS:
Rules of Using the Market Service -
So, 1 activation = unlimited using on 1 PC (one particular computer - hardware) with one OS (Operating System, for example - with Windows 8.1).For example, if I buy your EA via the market with 1 activation so I can use it on one my PC only with my OS (Windows XP for example) only. And I can not use EA on the other computer, and I can not use EA with same computer with different OS. So, this is the protection: even if someone can get your EA remotedly (from you or from the buyer) so he/she can not use it: he/she have to buy this EA with the activation fro the market (from you for example).
Activating an expert advisor
Sergey Golubev, 2016.08.10 17:00
The author/seller can prodide more activation. How many activation do you have and how many of them were left?Go to your Profile - Purchases
The last one I collected:
Product Activation Question
Stuart Browne, 2015.03.06 11:32
The activation number is the number of different PC's you can use the product on with one license, not how many times it's been downloaded. It's a common misconception :)
As Alain said above, you get one activation per PC, regardless of the number of accounts you are running on that PC. So if the product shows 5 activations, you can use it on 5 different PCs under the MQL5 login account you purchased the indicator or EA on.
Thus, based on above - may be there is some way to transfer but I do not know any (not legally not illegaly).
if I am wrong so sorry.