The EU Court of Justice holds that the doctrine of exhaustion applies to downloaded software (UsedSoft/Oracle)

European Court of Justice holds that the doctrine of exhaustion applies to downloaded software (UsedSoft v. Oracle)* On 3 July 2012, the European Court of Justice issued a groundbreaking judgment regarding the resale of used software licenses in the European Union. Oracle develops and markets computer software, including software available through a downloading process, offered in connection with a package of up to 25 licenses. UsedSoft is a German company, marketing used software licenses, including Oracle “used” licenses, which it acquires

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Béatrice Martinet, The EU Court of Justice holds that the doctrine of exhaustion applies to downloaded software (UsedSoft/Oracle), 3 July 2012, e-Competitions Bulletin IT & Dominance, Art. N° 58433

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