All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘first sale rights’

Supreme Court Upholds First-Sale Doctrine On Items Bought Overseas

Does the first-sale doctrine apply to items bought overseas? That was the question before the Supreme Court in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. It was an extremely important case that bode poorly for the consumer if the Court were to side with the publisher, but thankfully it proved to be pro-consumer in this case. For those new to …

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Judge Refuses To Stop Resale Of Digital Music

The “First Sale” doctrine may cover digital purchases if ReDigi has its way. CNET is reporting that U.S. District Judge Richard Sullivan has denied EMI’s attempt to shut down ReDigi while the case goes to court. ReDigi is a Web site that allows users to sell the digital music on their computers. Judge Sullivan, however, is allowing the case to …

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