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[4]: Great
by WereCatf on Wed 4th Jul 2012 04:48 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Great"
WereCatf
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One doesn't actually buy software - one rents software at full retail price.


Here in Finland -- I don't know about other European countries -- the law states that if you sell it as a shelf product then it is shelf product, ie. if it quacks like a duck it is a duck. If you only want to sell a license then you need to draw an actual contract for that.

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