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Re: [dvd-discuss] Sun vs first sale
On Thu, 2002-05-30 at 12:37, Eric Seppanen wrote:
> On Thu, May 30, 2002 at 02:08:05PM -0400, Robert S. Thau wrote:
> > Eric Seppanen writes:
> > > Interesting, but offtopic:
> > >
> > > http://store.sun.com/catalog/doc/BrowsePage.jhtml;?cid=82431
> > >
> > > Sun seems to think that they can shrinkwrap-license away first sale.
> > More precisely, their legal theory is that no sale has taken place, so
> > the first sale doctrine doesn't apply. As the actual license
> > agreement, at
> > This theory is common to a *lot* of software licenses, BTW.
> Sure, I'm aware of that. But few companies are so bold as to say "no
> transfers", and this is the first time I've heard of "no transfers even if
> you sell the machine it's installed on".
Microsoft requires you to pay them a license transfer fee
if you sell a computer preloaded with Windows. I wouldn't
be surprised to see them stop "supporting" transfer of old
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