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[2]: Two outcomes...
by malxau on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 22:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Two outcomes..."
malxau
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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" :|


I don't think that's true. Steam allows me to buy something and tie it to my account. It allows me to gift things to others. How hard is it really to remove something from my account and send it to others? The DRM could still be in place. Better yet, the provider could potentially charge a service fee for the resale.

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