Volume: 10 Issue: 5
fenwick & west llp
Vernor v Autodesk
No. 09-35969, 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 18957
The US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit ruled that a software purchaser is a licensee of the software in question rather than its owner - thus, the first sale doctrine did not apply as the use restrictions imposed by the software creater were legal.