This site would like to set some non-essential temporary cookies. Some cookies we use are essential to make our site work.
Others such as Google Analytics help us to improve the site or provide additional but non-essential features to you.
No behavioural or tracking cookies are used.
To change your consent settings, read about the cookies we set and your privacy, please see our Privacy Policy



Leading Internet Case Law

SOFTWARE: Court of Appeal rules that software downloads do not constitute a ‘sale of goods’


Computer Associates UK Ltd v. The Software Incubator Ltd, Court of Appeal, [2018] EWCA Civ 518, 19 March 2018

The Court of Appeal has held that the supply of software in the form of a download is not a ‘sale of goods’ for the purposes of the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993. The Court’s ruling specifically found that commercial agents who sell software that is downloaded rather than supplied on a tangible medium are not entitled to compensation under UK law if the contractual relationship ends.

Sign up for a free trial for a week’s access to the entire latest issue of the journal
You must be logged in and have an active full subscription to view full articles.
Log in now
If you are not already a subscriber, take a subscription for full access to our entire online archives.
Subscribe

Search Publication Archives



Our publication archives contain all of our articles, dating back to 2001.
Can’t find what you are looking for?
Try an Advanced Search

Log in to leading internet case law
Subscribe to leading internet case law
Register for a Free Trial to leading internet case law
leading internet case law Pricing

Social Media

Follow leading internet case law on Twitterleading internet case law on LinkedInleading internet case law RSS Feed