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 Slambert666 on Wed 4th Jul 2012 07:57 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Great"
Slambert666
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2008-10-30

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 seem to very confused about owning an item and owning the copyright to that item.

If I buy a book (with active copyrights) i can read it and sell it afterwards as used, or give it away as I see fit, I can also lend it to friends and family if I want to (fair use).
It does not mean I can publish the book either in print or digital formats or rent it out for money or for free, etc. (commercial use).

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