The European Court of Justice in Luxemburg allows the sale of used software

The German Federal Supreme Court has referred questions about the interpretation of the Directive on the legal protection on computer programs to the European Court of Justice. Hereto the Court came to the conclusion that the right to distribute a copy of the program is exhausted with the first sale. It does not matter whether a data storage medium or a download is concerned. The right to duplicate remains with the producer and the user are neither allowed to split their licenses nor to sell parts of them.