The court case of Softman v Adobe only applies to the Central District of California.
LOL! It's a federal court not a state court. It's just located in California. The ruling applies everywhere in the U.S.
As for the BNETD case you cited, that case does not deal directly with the principle of first sale. It is more of a DMCA infringement case. I have also read the ruling in that case, and I believe the judge erred. The case is on appeal, and we will see what the court of appeals rules on it.This comment was edited on Feb 8, 14:18.