Monday, September 13, 2010

Softare and other copyright material at risk for consumers.

I read this article on Wired about copywright law and the resell of software.

Anything you buy (license or whatever work) pre-supposes (contract or not) that the buyer always has the right to re-sell the item.

The district court has ruled against this, and I understand that this will hurt how libraries function, as well as other organizations that lend copywrited material to the public for educational or for other purposes.

This is a big public black Eye and makes the "pirate" ware even more explosive.

Also businesses that acquire software really can't claim that software as an asset for resale value, and have to write it as a loss completely, because it is deemed worthless.