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EU to Allow Digital Software Resales?

This document (Adobe Acrobat format) outlines a legal ruing in the EU that seems to open the door for resale of digitally distributed software (thanks Joao). Here's a bit:

Where the copyright holder makes available to his customer a copy tangible or intangible and at the same time concludes, in return form payment of a fee, a licence agreement granting the customer the right to use that copy for an unlimited period, that rightholder sells the copy to the customer and thus exhausts his exclusive distribution right. Such a transaction involves a transfer of the right of ownership of the copy. Therefore, even if the licence agreement prohibits a further transfer, the rightholder can no longer oppose the resale of that copy.

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39. Re: EU to Allow Digital Software Resales? Jul 3, 2012, 16:08 SimplyMonk
Kajetan wrote on Jul 3, 2012, 16:02:
NKD wrote on Jul 3, 2012, 15:57:
To those people I would ask: Where does the developer or publisher make their money in this utopia?
From selling games like they do now.

I am baffled by the level of paranoia and hysteria regarding used games or reselling games. There is a distinct lack of simple economic understanding fueling this paranoia. Used sale are natural part of the videogame industry since its humble beginnings and now, suddenly its worse than piracy? Come on ...

Completely anecdotal on my part, but before GameStop came around, I never saw a situation where a brand new game I wanted to purchase was on the shelf for $50 new and then right next to it the exact same game for $45 used, 5 days after the release date.

Yeah, used game sales always existed, but I think the scale that we now see them being sold has changed since GameStop pushes them as their bread and butter and has pretty much eaten up most of the other Video Game Retailers having an estimated 60% of the market. Except for the Omni-Stores like Walmart and Best Buy that is.
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