So, um, this is probably a stupid question but most legal things manage to elude me: what happens if the digital distribution company hosts their operations in a country which does not recognize this ruling? Can they simply ignore the ruling and dare anyone to do something about it?
I mean, couldn't Valve just say "screw you, we're still banning your ass?" If they don't have any assets in the affected countries, what would be the downside for them? It's not like a US court is going to enforce the ruling. Would it likely become a matter of locking out payment venues, ISP-level blocks, or something?
I guess I don't understand the intricacies of having a "nexus" in a country, vs. the country in which a transaction is said to occur, and how these types of rulings get enforced.
Hey, does this mean that Europeans can buy back-end software licenses (HAVOK, Unreal Engine, autocad, SQL2012) from failed companies that did not make use of them?
Which is fine is you intend not to use AutoCAD any more. Most people who already have a license though are locked into using it.
Isn't that kind of what this ruling is about though? Certain license terms can be deemed not enforceable/legal?
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