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[2]: Comment by bloodline
by B. Janssen on Wed 4th Jul 2012 07:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by bloodline"
B. Janssen
Member since:
2006-10-11

According to this ruling, any software (or other digital content) can be resold in the EU.


Bolded by me. The bold part is incorrect. The specific wording of this ruling limits it to executable programs.

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RE[3]: Comment by bloodline
by tupp on Wed 4th Jul 2012 07:53 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by bloodline"
tupp Member since:
2006-11-12

Okay. I will rephrase:

WITH this ruling, any software (or other digital content) can be resold in the EU.

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RE[4]: Comment by bloodline
by B. Janssen on Wed 4th Jul 2012 14:10 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by bloodline"
B. Janssen Member since:
2006-10-11

Okay. I will rephrase:

WITH this ruling, any software (or other digital content) can be resold in the EU.

Excuse me, I don't get the distinction. Would you mind to explain? Thanks.

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