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The European Union's Court of Justice has reportedly crushed Oracle's hope of stopping a company from reselling its used software.
The Luxembourg-based court today ruled in favor of German company UsedSoft, which sells used software licenses. The court said that once a software company sells "a copy of a computer program," its "exclusive right of distribution" is eliminated, paving the way for other companies to sell the used licenses, according to The Wall Street Journal, which obtained a copy of the ruling. The rule applies to both physical media and copies of the software download
Originally posted by syrinx high priest
how do you insure it was removed from the original owners equipment ?
this will probably just drive up the price of software
and the used stuff just sounds dangerous, like it may have viruses or other nasty things
Originally posted by PhoenixOD
reply to post by Aloysius the Gaul
I did managed to get my money back off the store after so heated arguing. But i wonder if you could force the software company to give you a new key code or unlock the ban?
If a person gets banned from driving and then sells their car then the person who buys it is not banned also.
Originally posted by imod02
Intresting, but its not just second hand stuff that that can be full of nasties, I not so long ago got a brand new laptop never used. The laptop was brand new and everything in its pack, after setting it up i installed top end anti virus softwear and guss what, the laptop has spy wear installed in it. Remember this laptop was strate from the maker.