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German court rules that e-books cannot be sold second hand

Friday 29 August 2014 | 11:36 CET | News
Electronic books may not be sold second hand or given as a gift, according to a ruling by Hamm Higher Regional Court, Teltarif.de reported. Readers are only buying the right to use the digital content, and they do not own the book. The ruling applies to audio book downloads, too. The Federal Court in Karlsruhe says consumer assocaiton VZBV has withdrawn its objection to the Hamm court's ruling.

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