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EU courts: software license resales legal

07/03, 12:58pm

Oracle, UsedSoft case returns to German Federal Court

Selling used software licenses is legal, according to the European Union Court of Justice. In a judgment published today, a preliminary ruling in a case between Oracle and UsedSoft saw the highest court in Europe side with the German reseller, declaring that software developers and distributors cannot step in and prevent license resale after the initial purchase from them.

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