Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Oct 2009 19:04 UTC
Legal Yesterday morning, we ran an item on the Autodesk case, but we (as in: me) got all confused about what exactly was going on. As it turns out, I was right from the start; despite my update to the item, the case was not resolved. The link in the update referred to an earlier stage of the legal ramblings. However, we now have a real conclusion in this case - and once again, Autodesk lost: software is sold, not licensed. Note: Thanks to Brian W. Carver from Cyberlaw Cases for clearing everything up via email. Much appreciated!
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Something is going around
by Vanders on Thu 1st Oct 2009 19:37 UTC
Vanders
Member since:
2005-07-06

software is sold, not licensed.


Sudden outbreak of Common Sense. Film at 11.

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RE: Something is going around
by DrillSgt on Thu 1st Oct 2009 19:47 in reply to "Something is going around"
DrillSgt Member since:
2005-12-02

"software is sold, not licensed.


Sudden outbreak of Common Sense. Film at 11.
"

Well, there is more to it than that. The copy of the software is sold, the use of the software is governed by license, which was stated in the courts findings. It is really important here to distinguish between the 2, as they are 2 separate animals. Basically this case upheld copyright law as it exists to begin with. Either way it is good to have a legal precedent for other Judges to use ;)

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kenji Member since:
2009-04-08

Well, there is more to it than that. The copy of the software is sold, the use of the software is governed by license, which was stated in the courts findings. It is really important here to distinguish between the 2, as they are 2 separate animals. Basically this case upheld copyright law as it exists to begin with. Either way it is good to have a legal precedent for other Judges to use ;)

So true, while the physical media is sold, usage must adhere to the license.

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RE: Something is going around
by Fennec_Fox on Thu 1st Oct 2009 19:49 in reply to "Something is going around"
Fennec_Fox Member since:
2006-10-30

"software is sold, not licensed.


Sudden outbreak of Common Sense. Film at 11.
"

Sadly, sudden outbreaks of Common Sense are easily confined and cured by massive injections of Corporate Interests.

Edited 2009-10-01 19:55 UTC

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broken_symlink Member since:
2005-07-06

thats why its not called common sense anymore, but rather uncommon sense because its so rare.

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Phloptical Member since:
2006-10-10

Nicely put!!!

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