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Re: US court says software is owned, not licensed

From: Rui Maciel
Subject: Re: US court says software is owned, not licensed
Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2009 15:05:15 +0100
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Robert Heller wrote:

> If one has, for example, a shrink wrapped copy, never opened (and thus
> never installed), it is perfectly legal to re-sell that copy.  I
> believe that was's case.  Once you install it (eg open the
> box), then one 'has made a copy'.  If you resell the box/CD/whatever,
> someone ends up with a non-legal copy.

No. If you sell your software license to some other 3rd party then you will 
only end up with a non-legal copy 
if you keep using the software without a license.

> assuming that the software in
> question was not GPL or other open source, which was the case with the
> eBay vender vs Autodesk case that defended).

It's irrelevant to this case if the license is or isn't the GPL. 

Rui Maciel

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