If you buy a song off of iTunes, can you turn around and sell it to someone else?
There’s a company called ReDigi that’s basically a digital version of a used record store. You can sell them your old mp3s, and you can buy “used” mp3s that other people have sold.
Capitol Records is suing ReDigi for copyright infringement. The complaint alleges that “ReDigi makes and assists its users in making systematic, repeated and unauthorized reproductions and distributions of Plaintiffs copyrighted sound recordings.”
ReDigi says what it’s doing is perfectly legal under the “first sale” doctrine.
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