Guess What, You Donít Own That Software You Bought

Unbelievable - it's getting to the point where you don't own anything. Hopefully this will not survive the inevitable appeal, but if it does, they may have finally killed that golden egg laying goose.

A federal appeals court said Friday that software makers can use shrink-wrap and click-wrap licenses to forbid the transfer or resale of their wares, an apparent gutting of the so-called first-sale doctrine.

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