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Re: Utterly imbecile pinky communist Ninth Circuit 'judges' (Vernor scan

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Utterly imbecile pinky communist Ninth Circuit 'judges' (Vernor scandalous ruling)
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 16:01:34 -0000
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Alexander Terekhov <> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
>> Alexander Terekhov <> writes:
>> > in jeopardy as
>> > well.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > "Ninth Circuit: Licensee of off-the-shelf software may not resell used
>> > copies of the software
>> That still glosses over the very small factoid that the copies in
>> question in this case were superseded by reduced-price _upgrades_ where
>> the upgrade licensing conditions included an agreement to destroy the
>> original media.  Where "destroy" does not mean resell them on Ebay.
>> This is significantly different from copies retired without upgrade, for
>> example by buying new _full_ versions rather than updates.
> So if they had not upgraded on the cheap with the destroy proviso
> could they have sold their R14?

With better chances of making it through court?  Certainly.

> Since we dont buy this software how about we return it when we are
> finished with it noting it is in the same condition as when we got it
> and ask for our money to be refunded in full for the surplus license?

You are confused (what else is new?).

First sales right is not about returning a book or other media once you
are through with it for a full refund.

If it were, we wouldn't need libraries.

David Kastrup

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