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In AU, Court Rules Downloaded Software Is Not “Goods”

May 7th, 2010 05:24 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

bennyboy64 writes “A court decision ruling that the supply of software through a digital download mechanism is not a supply of ‘goods’ has been upheld in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in Australia, setting a precedent that software downloaded via the Internet is not protected by the Sale of Goods Act, reports ZDNet. It’s a court decision that lawyer Patrick Gunning said attorneys had been waiting to have clarified for some time. What this meant was that ‘people who purchase software will have more legal rights if they buy over the counter rather than downloading,’ Gunning said.”

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