Tom Cabinet may continue to sell used e-books




Tom Cabinet, a website where users are able to sell their e-books according to the judges may continue its activities. However, the court states that the European regulation is not entirely clear about the legality of reselling e-books.

The ruling is online by the Amsterdam Court put . With the ruling, the prosecutor, the Dutch Publishers Association, been unsuccessful. Had the creators of the website Tom Cabinet sued because they would violate copyright. Facilitating the sale of e-books the covenant The judge is not however in it.

Is evident from the statement that not everything is clear in legal terms for the sale of second-hand e-books. During the trial, Tom Cabinet referred to a judgment of the European Court in 2012, which stated that it is permitted to sell software licenses, despite being banned. by the copyright holder This also applies to downloads such as music, video and digital books, as long as the seller are copies after the sale of its systems did.

The Amsterdam court stated that this case is not entirely comparable with the case against Tom Cabinet. Therefore, the court sends to a standard procedure to provide information on the business of the used book site. Final judgment As a result, the possibility exists that the Cabinet Tom eventually still be prohibited from reselling e-books to facilitate.

E-books can be resold as the original owner promises to remove. Their own copy on Tom Cabinet According to the Dutch Publishers Association, this is not to control. However, adds Tom Cabinet when selling a watermark so that an e-book can not be resold several times.


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