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A court in Germany has ruled that terms that software giant SAP stipulated in its software licensing contracts were invalid after finding that they ran contrary to EU copyright principles. The regional court of Hamburg upheld complaints made about SAP's licensing terms by German software reseller Susensoftware GmbH. …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    OS licences

    wait, so can I therefore buy cheaper, 'second-hand' OS licences somewhere?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: OS licences

      Probably so.

      The difference between an OEM licence and a full licence has been transferability. If a licence can't be sold or transferred then it needs to be an OEM licence.

  2. peter 45


    "SAP said that, in practice, the company had only ever applied the clause to initial licensees and not to third party acquirers"

    Sooooo. You are spending large sums of money going balls out to defend these terms in a court were never going to them???????

    Cough....bull droppings......Cough

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    What about the SAP software itself?

    It's against the Human Rights Convention! Have you seen that GUI? Torture!!


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