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]: Great
by WorknMan on Wed 4th Jul 2012 00:27 UTC in reply to "RE: Great"
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If I intend to stop using my copy it seems totally fair if I could sell my license for it.

Except that there's really no way to force you to stop using it, aside from some invasive DRM. Honestly, I wouldn't blame developers for being against this. Otherwise, I could just go buy the latest version of Photoshop, make myself a copy, sell the original on Ebay, and keep using the copy I made. Heck, if I bought a digital copy, I could sell it to hundreds of people for $20 a piece and make myself a nice bit of cash ;)

Only thing stopping me is whatever DRM they have built into the product.

Edited 2012-07-04 00:27 UTC

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