Just to introduce the problem I'm studiyng law in France and have already studied some parts of the common law system and of the european one.
So what I see here is that all the people who paid S2TW were not allowed to use some parts of this and they must pay for the other part. The problems I think must be underligned :
- The additionnal part is actually in the computer of the person who bought S2TW
- In term of possession the owning prevail (that means if I have an object for at least one year, its mine). In France and in many civil law system it is ruled that way, but I don't know how it is in England or USA.
- I don't think selling an object and forbid the buyer to use it completely is legal
Sorry for my poor law english, and I should add that even in french I'm not sure of the fact it is illegal, I'm just starting a debate with people skilled in these kind a questions : is this possibly illegal ?