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Submission + - EU Court Rules Second Hand Software Licences Are Legal-> 1

judgecorp writes: "The European Court of Justice has ruled that selling on second-hand software licences is legal. Oracle had tried to ban German company UsedSoft from reselling its users' licences, but the court found in UsedSoft's favour, in a case which could affect all companies selling software in Europe."
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EU Court Rules Second Hand Software Licences Are Legal

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  • If my understanding of this ruling is correct, this means that at least one court has decided that re-sale of software should be handled in a manner similar to the re-sale of books.

    That is an excellent idea, and the way such things should be handled in any rational legal system.

    As a class within society, legal professionals are in a position of ethical conflict of interest with respect to the scope of contract law. After all, much of the work that legal professionals do is ultimately contract related. The

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