EU's 'UsedSoft' Ruling Tackles User Rights in Licensed Software

, New York Law Journal

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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.

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