June 13, 2008

Resale of Promo CDs

EFF beats UMG in Augusto case; resale of promo CD's on eBay is NOT a copyright infringement

The key to the decision is the First Sale Doctrine: because the label transferred title of the promo CDs to music industry insiders, those insiders were owners of the CDs at the time they sold them.

[UMG Recordings v. Augusto, No. 07-cv-03106-SJO (C.D. Cal. decided June 10, 2008)]

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