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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RE: Two outcomes...
by Kroc on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 21:17 UTC in reply to "Two outcomes..."
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The ruling is useless without enforcement. You can’t resell DLC from console stores for example, because it's all DRMed and tied to your account. All the console vendors are breaking this law, they know it, and they don’t have to do a thing about it. It wouldn’t be doable anyway, they’d have to remove all DRM to allow you to sell your purchases openly and that would "enable piracy" :|

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