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[7]: Great
by WereCatf on Wed 4th Jul 2012 03:14 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Great"
WereCatf
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Sure. As it stands now, I could buy a piece of software for $100, and sell to 20 different people for $10, and make myself a nice little $100 profit, while still being able to use the software.


Nope, you'd be in breach of copyright law.

I could at least sell every piece of software I ever bought while keeping a backup for my own use, and get a little bit of my money back.


No, that too would be a violation of copyright and marketing laws.

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