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First Sale & Digital Music Files

The New York Times reports on ReDigi, which operates a service for people to buy and sell “used” digital music files. Section 109 of the Copyright Act protects a right of first sale: if you are the owner of a lawful copy of a work (e.g. a book or a CD) you can sell that […]

Copyrights & Contracts: Montz v. Pilgrim Films

Contracts governing the use of creative works are now common. An important emerging question is whether and when contractual provisions are preempted by the federal Copyright Act. The Supreme Court has never tackled the issue. And today, the Court denied review in Montz v. Pilgrim Films, a case decided en banc in May by the […]