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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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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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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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Microsoft VARs Irate At "Knee-Jerk" Licensing Price Shift

Posted by Discount Licensing on Feb 16, 2012 5:23:00 PM

Software giants plans could speed up UK business failure and piracy rates, warn onlookers

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‘Usedsoft’ Bankrupt & Business Model Exposed

Posted by Discount Licensing on Feb 16, 2012 10:02:00 AM

Most of the innovators and me-too competitors that have emerged over the past decade have worked in relative harmony with the software vendors in what has become a fragmented secondary software licence industry; an industry, which now incorporates numerous markets defined by the different software vendors (Microsoft, SAP etc), vendor’s products and licence platforms (Volume, OEM, boxed products etc); and each vendor offering different transfer provisions that continuously change. Find out more here.

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Microsoft volume licensing website takes festive holiday

Posted by Discount Licensing on Dec 15, 2009 11:15:00 AM

Microsoft's volume licensing websites have been offline for over a week while the software giant has been tweaking its service.

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Trading Surplus Microsoft Agreements

Posted by Discount Licensing on Jul 16, 2009 10:07:00 AM

I first came across Discount Licensing back in 2005 when they were introducing the concept of reselling licence agreements for insolvent companies. If a company were to go bust they could salvage some value from the agreements for the administrators.

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FAST ‘FLAG’ Event: ‘A Legal Eye on Licensing – Resold Software’ – held at Lovells on 23rd June, 2009

Posted by Discount Licensing on Jun 23, 2009 10:41:00 AM

Noel Unwin is a founder and Director of Discount-Licensing.com Ltd, formerly known as Disclic Ltd. For those of you whom have not heard of either, our company was formed over 5 years ago in order to investigate and create a secondary Microsoft software licensing market. Whilst being an authorised Microsoft reseller and registered partner, our main focus is to realise a residual value from disused Microsoft software licences from insolvent, as well as solvent companies, with a view to marketing and supplying legitimate software licence savings for small, medium and large businesses worldwide. Find out more here.

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