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A July E.U. court ruling sanctioning the re-sale of software licenses could damage the European...

A July E.U. court ruling sanctioning the re-sale of software licenses could damage the European sales of enterprise software vendors such as Microsoft (MSFT), Oracle (ORCL), and SAP, as cost-sensitive companies opt for second-hand "copies" selling at a 30%-70% discount. Germany's UsedSoft, the winning party in the E.U. ruling, says it has seen demand triple since the decision was made. Most U.S. software contracts forbid the re-sale of licenses.
Comments (2)
  • Any chance MSFT and ORCL may have the ability to locate and interfere electronically with any re-sold licenses? The EU will obviously decide in favor of a struggling eu economy.
    18 Sep 2012, 09:48 AM Reply Like
  • Microsoft doesn't update or maintain software without a good license.
    18 Sep 2012, 12:56 PM Reply Like
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