Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 19:15 UTC, submitted by tupp
Legal In the Used Soft GmbH v. Oracle International Corp. case, the Court of Justice of the EU ruled today that it is okay to resell software, regardless of clauses in the software license. This is a pretty big deal, and further affirms that a software license is not necessarily binding. Great news for European consumers.
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Two outcomes...
by malxau on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 20:17 UTC
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...will online distribution services have to be changed to allow for resale, or will they actively try to prevent it with technical measures? Somehow I'm suspecting the latter, so the question becomes how far the courts will go in really enforcing this ruling.

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