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How long can the licences be used for?

How long can the licences be used for?

The original Microsoft software that you receive from us will be installed on your computers completely new. This means that you will also have access to the full functional range of Office, Windows 8 & 10, Project, Visio or any other application that you choose from our online shop. Only the licences necessary for activation have already been used once and therefore count as used. There is, however, no time limit associated with the product keys. As with the first purchase of the product keys, you can also use the licences for as long as you want.

Essentially you can achieve all the same functions with the used licences from SoftwareOnlineKaufen.eu as you can when you buy the same software brand new. The only difference is that you can enjoy significant potential savings when buying used software.

The European Court of Justice and German courts have not only been working on usage duration for a long time, but also with the question of how long the software producer, in this case Microsoft, can make demands about how software and its licences can be used.

After numerous judgements, of which most went in the same direction, the courts agreed that the software producer relinquishes all rights to the licence to the purchaser upon sale and that it has no further influence on the licence when it is sold on.

The final verdict of the European Court of Justice was made in July 2012 and ruled that there was no problem with further sale. The other courts then followed with the same decision. This means that it has been clearly regulated and set down in law that the further sale of used licences is legal and all usage rights can be transfered from the initial purchaser to the second one. This is also the case for "non-physical" copies, i.e. an installation that is only transfered virtually or as a product key which is necessary for activation.

Licence holder means owner

Even if you do not receive an installation CD or another form of data storage to serve as proof of ownership for you, you can prove this at any time. According to the judgement of the ECJ regarding the further sale of used software, licence ownership serves as valid proof for the ownership of all software usage rights. Should the licence be sold, then all the usage rights for the respective software package transfer from the seller to the buyer.

It is, however, important that the software is first uninstalled by the seller so that the licence can no longer be used by them. We have, of course, ensured that this has been done for all licences that you can order from SoftwareOnlineKaufen.eu. If the software is not uninstalled, then this can lead to a duplication of the software and leads to the rights belonging to the producer, i.e. Microsoft.