Currently the rights and ability to transfer title of ownership in purchased digital goods, for example by bequest or via a second-hand market, is not clear.
A ruling on UsedSoft Vs Oracle by the ECJ suggested "An author of software cannot oppose the resale of his ‘used’ licenses allowing the use of his programs downloaded from the internet”.
Lord Lucas suggested amendment 28A to the bill, which in part read "Any natural person who acquires, for value and for his personal use only, the right to use a copyright may, for value or otherwise, transfer that right to any other person." It was withdrawn during committee on the 16 Jan 2013.
- ReDigi to launch in Europe: what's the legal regulation of second-hand digital files?, IPKat, 2013-01-20