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[5]: Comment by bloodline
by tupp on Wed 4th Jul 2012 18:06 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by bloodline"
tupp
Member since:
2006-11-12

Sure. I'll put it another way.

There is no law in the EU that prohibits resale of digital content.

So, WITH this new affirmation from the any digital content (including software that is not sold with some sort of time limit) can be resold.

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RE[6]: Comment by bloodline
by B. Janssen on Thu 5th Jul 2012 08:38 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by bloodline"
B. Janssen Member since:
2006-10-11

Ah, now I get it. Thank you. I don't know if there is or is not a law against selling digital content.

However, the use of some digital content is restricted by licenses. I guess I missed this fine distinction when responding to your post. My apologies.

The current ruling pertained to re-selling licenses for the use of digital content in form of executable software, not to licenses for all types of digital content (say audio files). That's really all what I wanted to say.

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