News

Please see the links below regarding all the latest news.

2017

 

East Midlands based International Company Value Licensing Grows from Strength to Strength

ValueLicensing, the country’s leading software resale company and a registered Microsoft partner, has grown again recently with the addition of Brett Butcher as a Non-Exec Director to advise on strategy and growth management. 

 Full article: https://valuelicensing.com/news/east-midlands-based-international-company-valuelicensing-grows-from-strength-to-strength​

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