When I say 'copying for personal use', I mean you take copyrighted material that you have purchased and make copies of it for yourself. For example, copying music from a CD to the computer to an IPod, or copying a game to multiple computers (which you own). Copying it and giving to to a friend is not fair use because you then both have a copy. If you were to give the original to your friend and not retain any copies yourself, that should be your right. Unfortunately, many software packages claim in the EULA that a software license is non-transferable, or can only be transferred with permission, or some other silly restriction. That's the problem with the concept of 'licsensing' software as opposed to buying it.
ok, maybe fair use is the wrong term. in germany it's called privatkopie, private/personal copy. and it's legal for music, as long as no drm is broken, but not legal for movies and software. i think it should be ok to give my friend a copy of something i have and the other way around. i don't see a moral problem here, why shouldn't i be able to do a friend of mine a favour without any direct loss for anybody?
on the eula/licensing thing:
eulas are null and void here in germany. and you are allowed to resell your software licenses, as long as they are not specially bound to a specific piece of hardware. that's why we almost always just get windows "recovery" cds in germany instead of a real windows cd. on the other hand, some courts currently argue about the sale of used oracle licences.