European Union – Copyright. The Court of Justice of the European Union gave a preliminary ruling, deciding that arts 4(a) and (c) and art 5(1) and (2) of Council Directive (EEC) 91/250 should be interpreted as meaning that, although the initial acquirer of a copy of a computer program accompanied by an unlimited user licence was entitled to resell that copy and his licence to a new acquirer, he could not, however, in the case where the original material medium of the copy that had initially been delivered to him had been damaged, destroyed or lost, provide his back-up copy of that program to that new acquirer without the authorisation of the rightholder.