Legal Issues

Microsoft 365 in German Civil Service: "Data Privacy Compliant Use Not Feasible"
Legal Issues
30. September 2020 - Stefan Buschkühler

Microsoft 365 in German Civil Service: "Data Privacy Compliant Use Not Feasible"

The main point of an internal paper prepared by a work group of data security officers from the federal and state governments sounds quite spectacular: "Data privacy compliant use of Microsoft Office is not possible."

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Software License Dumping: to Good to Be True!
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21. September 2020 - Stefan Buschkühler

Software License Dumping: to Good to Be True!

In recent times, we at Relicense have increasingly been approached by people stating that current Microsoft Office volume licenses were being offered on the Internet at per-unit prices just below €20, this being less than a quarter of the price usually quoted on the pre-owned software market. Therefore, that Price was scarcely justifiable.

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Justitia
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16. January 2020 - Guus Derckx

A True Story: Why It Pays to Always Buy Second Hand Software from a Specialist

BSA The Software Alliance is an internationally operating interest group of software manufacturers. Their membership roster reads like the industry's Who's Who: Virtually all the software industry's top dogs from A for Adobe to M for Microsoft right through to V for Veritas are represented there. One of the association's premier missions is to identify businesses using incorrectly licensed software and to take legal action against them.

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Pre-owned Licenses but Were Afraid to Ask.
Today: Acquisition in good faith
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2. December 2019 - Katrin Luther

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Pre-owned Licenses but Were Afraid to Ask.
Today: Acquisition in good faith

When buying pre-owned software licenses, purchasers might not succeed with invoking a "legal appearance". They need to produce tangible arguments proving without doubt that the purchase complied with all relevant legal standards and they had satisfied their obligation to exercise due care when checking adherence to those standards.

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Challenge Data Privacy
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19. September 2019 - Michael Vilain

Pre-owned On-premises Software Has Real Value for Public Institutions As Well, and Here's Why

The benefits of SaaS solutions like Office 365 come with some drawbacks that call its use into question for a number of user groups . One of them are public institutions.

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What you should look out for when buying pre-owned software
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25. July 2019 - Katrin Luther

What you should look out for when buying pre-owned software

The purchase and use of pre-owned software is absolutely legal, if your supplier follows all legal and formal requirements 

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