In their Technology Law column, Richard Raysman, a partner at Holland & Knight, and Peter Brown, a partner at Baker & Hostetler, write that many users might be surprised to learn that the software running on their computers is "licensed," not "sold," and subject to contractual restrictions that may not necessarily qualify a particular user as an "owner" of a copy of the software with the implicit rights of resale under the Copyright Act's first sale doctrine.
EU's 'UsedSoft' Ruling Tackles User Rights in Licensed Software
New York Law Journal
January 15, 2013
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