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Have Europeans Become Less Exhausted After Recent Copyright Decision?

Have Europeans Become Less Exhausted After Recent Copyright Decision?

Last week, the big news in the video game blogosphere was the reported┬ásale of the world's largest video game collection, comprising over 11,000 games, for more than $750,000 at auction. While the most salient fact of this story may be the magnitude of both the collection and the winning bid, the large numbers obscure a […]

Licence Agreements and Ownership: Second Hand Sales of Software

Licence Agreements and Ownership: Second Hand Sales of Software

Alex Gloor is a JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. At first glance, the century old doctrine of first-sale seems simple enough. However, as with many other IP doctrines, the digital world has thrown a wrench in this otherwise well-understood principle (see this post on a similar topic). In the case of Vernor v. […]