A revival of rental right to software? Microsoft's new controversial licensing practices

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Abstract

The article discusses the rental right licences as newly introduced by Microsoft. The issue is of great importance. Currently, Microsoft is "testing" enforcement of these licences in Korea and is likely to initiate similar claims in Europe. This article examines the relationship between Microsoft’s rental right licences and exclusive rental rights to software as granted under international and EU copyright laws.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-240
Number of pages14
JournalIntellectual property quarterly
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • EU law
  • international law
  • rental rights
  • software licence management
  • TRIPs

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