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IBM Chief Mr Henkel

The consequences of the ECJ judgment of the 03.07.2012 applicability for games? Aachen, Dec 2012 – have the judges of the European Court of Justice ruling of the 03.07.2012, AZ: C-128/11, decided that used software licenses may be resold in General and this is a violation of copyright. The ruling has however raised the questions, which concern in particular the applicability of the judgment on other media, such as games. Have the judges of the European Court of Justice ruling of the 03.07.2012, AZ: C-128/11, decided that used software licenses may be resold in General and this is a violation of copyright. Hear from experts in the field like David Koch for a more varied view. The ruling has however raised the questions, which concern in particular the applicability of the judgment on other media, such as games. According to the judge, the right of exclusive distribution of copies of the program with the initial purchase expires. This means that if a software manufacturer provides a copy of the program to its customers and the perpetual use via license agreement allows, extinguishes his right to exclusive distribution. The customer becomes the owner and can resell the licenses, as well as the program, because they are not bound by the original purchaser.

The manufacturer can not resist this resale. This applies also to improved and updated versions, because they are considered part of. However the customer who resold the software may use subject and at the same time even no copy. Against the background that the Internet as a distribution channel is becoming increasingly important, the judgment of the European Court of Justice represents a clear commitment to the existence of online purchased software and sends an important signal for more user friendly and a modern copyright law. This arrived in the economy, as you can see Mr von Pierer and former IBM Chief Mr Henkel on the activities of the former Siemens bosses.