The trade in software is on the move - and we are too. That's why on this page we would like to provide you with interesting information about the used software market. Visit the Archive for older articles.
usedSoft founder Peter Schneider answers questions of the Swiss trade magazine IT Reseller. During this interview, he talks about his initial business idea. He explains the market development and he sheds light on the customer benefits. For the entire interview, go here...
“More and more churches and church organisations in Germany and Austria are choosing used computer programmes when buying software”, reports C.ebra, the trade magazine for efficient purchase of supplies for the office and workplace. With one Salvation Army congregation usedSoft is said to have gained its 100th church customer already.”
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Today, software can be purchased via download; it can be rented or purchased on the second-hand market.¬ The IT specialist medium “manage it” explains why used software is particularly attractive.
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On 3 July 2012, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) gave the permission for trading in used licenses. One year after the undertaking usedSoft sought this ruling, its CEO, Peter Schneider, reports a positive outcome.
The recent case of Usedsoft v Oracle is important for software developers, who may as a consequence no longer be able to restrict their customers from selling their software on to a third party as “used software”.
Computerwelt reports that following the landmark ECJ ruling for the software industry, the Frankfurt Higher Regional Court has decided that volume and even school licences can be split and resold. Now that “it seems to be all systems go for used software dealers”, Computerwelt has requested an interview with UsedSoft CEO Peter Schneider.
The Whiteboard blog, which reports on technology and business trends in Europe, features the “entrepreneur behind the usedSoft story”, CEO Peter Schneider. How the idea for trading in used software came about and how it has developed over the years, is revealed in this article.
"Paid downloads should be treated in the same way as purchased CDs or DVDs." This was the judgement of the Court of Justice of the European Union, giving usedSoft victory in its lawsuit against Oracle in July 2012. This judgement can now also serve as the first signal when it comes to the re-sale of legally downloaded music, movies, e-books or games.