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2017

Pre-owned licences reduce the cost of the war on cybercrime

Pre-owned licenses reduce the cost of the war on cybercrime

Cyberattacks and data breaches are two of the greatest concerns for modern businesses - but making sure your business has access to greater security needn't cost the earth, according to one expert.

 Full article: https://valuelicensing.com/news/pre-owned-licenses-reduce-the-cost-of-the-war-on-cybercrime

CNET - CJEU rules that sale of used licenses is just fine. 

The European Union's Court of Justice has reportedly crushed Oracle's hope of stopping a company from reselling its used software. The Luxembourg-based court today ruled in favor of German company UsedSoft, which sells used software licenses. The court said that once a software company sells "a copy of a computer program," its "exclusive right of distribution" is eliminated, paving the way for other companies to sell the used licenses, according to The Wall Street Journal, which obtained a copy of the ruling. The rule applies to both physical media and copies of the software downloaded over the Web, according to the court.......

 Full article: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-57465746-92/eu-court-sale-of-used-software-licenses-is-just-fine/

 

2016

Spearing Waite - Spearing Waite Advises on Sponsorship Deals for ValueLicensing

CRN - Microsoft price hike  'one of the casualties of Brexit' 

V3 News - Brexit: How is it affecting the IT sector two months on?

V3 News - Brexit: Leave vote has no impact on IT

IT Asset Management - Beware Secondary Software FUD

2012

Top Legal Review of UsedSoft case implications by Bird & Bird 

CNET - EU Court says sale of used software licences is just fine.

ZD Net - EU Court rules that downloaded software can be resold.

ZD Net - Top EU Lawer says downloaded software can be resold.

ZD Net - Valuelicensing.com acts as a broker to recycle Micrsoft licences between public sector organisations.

2009

DIRECTIVE 2009/24/EC...on the legal protection of computer programs (Article 4 Section 2)

1992

Wikipedia - Computer Programs Directives