Quoting Proinnsias Breathnach (proinnsias at linux.ie):
> You probably won't find it online - that much is true, but it's
> certainly legal to transfer a (legit) copy under Irish and most .eu laws
> AIUI. The "redistribution" clauses in most EULAs which say you can't
> have time and again been shown to be void in the EU.
Just to clarify: I believe you're talking, here, about transferring
your copy to a third party, such that you do not retain it. That is
-=not=- what is at issue with (e.g.) public ftp and Web downloads. EU
law has most certainly _not_ voided the prohibitions in proprietary
copyrighted materials against duplicating and publicly redistributing
The same right (that you speak of) exists in USA law, as well, and in
that context is called the "First Sale Doctrine". But that's not what
we were talking about.
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