Despite the potentially important impact of the Second Circuit’s decision in Capitol Records, LLC v. ReDigi Inc. on the digital music industry, the United States Supreme Court has denied ReDigi’s petition to review the Second Circuit’s refusal to apply the First Sale Doctrine to the transfer of digital music files.Read more »
Supreme Court Declines to Hear ReDigi First Sale Doctrine Case Posted on: June 28, 2019 In: Intellectual Property & Technology
Copyright First Sale Doctrine Inapplicable to “Used” Digital Music: Second Circuit Posted on: January 24, 2019 In: Intellectual Property & Technology
Copyright law’s First Sale Doctrine is the foundation of the music resale business. This doctrine mandates that a lawful purchaser of a copy of a copyrighted work is free to resell that particular copy without infringing the copyright holder’s distribution rights. he digital music resale business, however, was recently presented with a serious obstacle by a Second Circuit decision.Read more »
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