Owen Wengerd's AdskvOda Weblog has been tracking AutoCAD seller Vernor's fight against Autodesk. Today he alerted me that consumers won this round. Quoting from citizenvox.org:
Today, a federal court agreed with Public Citizen, rejecting Autodesk’s expansive claims of copyright infringement and holding that the company cannot prevent Vernor from reselling authentic copies of its software. The decision is good news for consumers and signals that companies cannot use a form contract to restrict competition and curtail consumers’ traditional right to resell products that are lawfully theirs.