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Software First Sale Doctrine Slashed

Wired.com reports a ruling by a federal appeals court (Adobe Acrobat format) saying that first-sale doctrine is "unavailable to those who are only licensed to use their copies of copyrighted works," which makes it unlawful to resell software distributed under shrink-wrap and click-wrap licenses. As they explain: "The first-sale doctrine of 1909, in its current form, allows the 'owner of a particular copy' of a copyrighted work top sell or dispose of his copy without the copyright owner's authorization. 'The first sale doctrine does not apply to a person who possesses a copy of the copyrighted work without owning it, such as a licensee,' the court ruled." This case was an appeal of a case involving sales of AutoCAD on eBay, and it sounds likely that another appeal will follow. Thanks Aclesius via Slashdot.

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6. Re: Software First Sale Doctrine Slashed Sep 10, 2010, 21:51 SirKnight
 
Oh yeah, this will help them make more money and offset/cut down on piracy...LOL!

If they make it where used games are illegal, I just won't buy games. Unless they lowered the prices by A LOT. Most of my games are used since new prices are ridiculous and not worth it. I rarely buy new. My exceptions are valve games, id games, red dead, uncharted, and uh not much else.
 
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