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 Alfman on Wed 4th Jul 2012 03:41 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Great"
Alfman
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2011-01-28

WorknMan,


"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."

You didn't really answer the question to my satisfaction. What is different if you commit this fraud using new software or used software? You go on to say selling used software is illegal (I see used software on ebay though...?). How do you know that any of the software new or used isn't an infringing copy or hasn't been copied?

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