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[3]: Great
by some1 on Wed 4th Jul 2012 00:39 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Great"
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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.

Why would you bother with buying and reselling if you can just download the copy from torents for free and much faster? That wouldn't be any less legal.
If the software has any kind of copy protection the same protection can be used to make sure you're not using your copy after you've sold the license.

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