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Microsoft must disclose data held in Dublin datacentre, rules US federal judge

Posted by Discount Licensing on Jul 19, 2014 2:50:00 PM

US federal court rules that Microsoft must comply with warrant and hand over customer email data stored in its Dublin cloud datacentre

Privacy and data protection in the cloud suffered a setback on Thursday as the US federal court ruled that Microsoft must comply with the US warrant and hand over customer email data stored in its Dublin cloud datacentre. Find out more here.

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Cloud computing is FAIL and here’s why

Posted by Discount Licensing on Apr 25, 2014 3:06:00 PM

Stick that online service up your SaaS

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Adobe’s spectacular FAIL over the last 48 hours confirmed, rather than revealed, cloud computing to be so unreliable as to be positively dangerous. Cloud computing is shite. It takes over everything you’ve got, then farts in your face and runs away giggling. Find out more here.

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Software licensing: SAP terms and conditions are not above European law

Posted by Discount Licensing on Oct 31, 2013 9:57:00 AM

The district court of Hamburg has ruled against SAP, over its case against a German second-user software license reseller. The court’s decision builds on a 2012 European Court of Justice landmark ruling on second-user software. Find out more here.

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Navigating The Used Software Market

Posted by Discount Licensing on Oct 8, 2013 10:19:00 AM

Savvy European Software Buyers Can Save Up To 50% By Buying And Selling Used Software

After years of wrangling, on July 3, 2012, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) declared that trading in used software programs was legal in the European Union. This landmark decision reaffirmed that enterprises with excess software license capacity can sell off their unused software assets to resellers who can then offer the used software for sale. Since then, businesses across Europe have taken advantage of this burgeoning market. Find out more here.

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The IT industry must come clean on software licensing

Posted by Discount Licensing on Sep 20, 2013 10:33:00 AM

Businesses are accused of software piracy if there is a licence shortfall, but software companies are making it difficult for IT departments to comply.

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Topics: Second-Hand Software

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Buyer beware: Millions lost from rip-off software licences

Posted by Discount Licensing on Jul 4, 2013 10:46:00 AM

Software buyers are vulnerable to exploitation due to the demise of traditional user groups combined with aggressive sales targets.

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Topics: Second-Hand Software

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Campaign for Clear Licensing Launched

Posted by Discount Licensing on May 15, 2013 10:53:00 AM

The ‘Barium Manifesto’ back in December stated the need to ‘Shake things up’ in the software licensing industry and create an industry regulator.

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Topics: Second-Hand Software

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Hamburg Court Issues Injunction Against Microsoft

Posted by Discount Licensing on Aug 23, 2012 11:07:00 AM

Further to last month’s landmark Court Judgement of the CJEU against Oracle (Case C-128/11 - 3 rd July 2012), in which the legalities of second-hand software licensing was re-affirmed, a district court of Hamburg (Germany) has subsequently issued a temporary injunction against Microsoft - Court Reference: 327 O 396/12 (9th August 2012): ITExpresso.de - “Gebrauchtsoftware: Schlappe für Microsoft bei Aufspaltung von Volumenlizenzen“. Find out more here.

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EU rules against Oracle on second-hand software licensing

Posted by Discount Licensing on Jul 4, 2012 11:18:00 AM

The EU court has decided that distribution rights end when and at the specific time that the original copyright holder (in this case Oracle) markets and then completes a sale of the software on what is denoted as one “material medium” or another including a CD-ROM, a DVD or through an Internet download. Find out more here.

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The Art And The Arena

Posted by Discount Licensing on May 25, 2012 11:43:00 AM

Some Partner Connect attendees and exhibitors this year were more creative in their approach than others. Fleur Doidge reviews the show.

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