Journal Article

Exhaustion also applies to first sale of downloaded software

Eleonora Rosati

in Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice

Volume 7, issue 11, pages 786-788
Published in print November 2012 | ISSN: 1747-1532
Published online November 2012 | e-ISSN: 1747-1540 | DOI:
Exhaustion also applies to first sale of downloaded software

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The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) clarified the conditions which give rise to the exhaustion of the right of distribution following the first sale of a computer program which has been lawfully downloaded from the copyright holder's website, as well as the rights enjoyed by subsequent acquirers of the licence originally granted for an unlimited period to the first acquirer.

Journal Article.  1555 words. 

Subjects: Arbitration ; Intellectual Property Law

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