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[6]: Great
by Alfman on Wed 4th Jul 2012 03:01 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Great"
Alfman
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2011-01-28

WereCatf,


I really don't understand the loophole he's trying to describe either... it seems to be a pretty clear cut case of copyright violation to me. It's strange to suggest that transferring software would somehow bust copyrights.

I do disagree with one of your earlier posts though. I think it is wrong (though not necessarily illegal) for publishers to deny fair use rights using DRM. What's the point in having rights if we're not able to practice them?

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