Here is the announcement by the Copyright Society of the USA:
Date: March 20, 2012
Title: CAPITOL RECORDS v. REDIGI and THE FIRST SALE DOCTRINE
Location: NEW ENGLAND LAW/BOSTON 154 Stuart Street, Boston, MA ROOM 501 Time: 4:00PM
Description: Ray Beckerman’s firm is defending ReDigi, Inc., a Cambridge-based tech startup which provides its users with online cloud storage and a digital music marketplace for select song files, in Capitol Regords v. ReDigi. The action was commenced on January 6th, and Capitol Records’ motionfor preliminary injunction was denied on February 6th. The case involves the question of whether digital music files are, in the first place, subject to the Copyright Act’s “distribution right”, and if so whether under the circumstances presented by ReDigi’s technology and business methods are nevertheless subject to the “copyright exhaustion” and “first sale” exceptions to the distribution right, which attach to the resale of a single, particular copy as to which the copyright owner has already received its compensation on the “first sale”.
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