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 03:12 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Great"
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

I think it is wrong (though not necessarily illegal) for publishers to deny fair use rights using DRM.


I never said anything about rightness or wrongness of that so I do not see what you're disagreeing with me about. I only said that it is not illegal or in violation of this ruling for software to employ DRM and therefore be unable to be resold, and that is a fact, nothing you can disagree with.

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RE[8]: Great
by Alfman on Wed 4th Jul 2012 03:51 in reply to "RE[7]: Great"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

WereCatf,

"I only said that it is not illegal or in violation of this ruling for software to employ DRM and therefore be unable to be resold, and that is a fact, nothing you can disagree with."

I wouldn't be surprised if it was illegal in some jurisdictions. Also the DMCA has provisions for some small yet significant exceptions, and in those cases, our fair use rights are arguably being breached. I'm not going to assert what is legal, who knows what our rights really are any more.

I'm surprised to hear you say that there's "nothing you can disagree with"...I beg to differ, I reserve the right to disagree with whatever I please ;)

Edited 2012-07-04 03:55 UTC

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RE[9]: Great
by WereCatf on Wed 4th Jul 2012 04:49 in reply to "RE[8]: Great"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

I'm surprised to hear you say that there's "nothing you can disagree with"...I beg to differ, I reserve the right to disagree with whatever I please ;)


Alas, you're male and I'm female which obviously means my opinion is the superior one and you have no right to disagree ;)

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