ReDigi awarded patent on digital resale ‘without making a copy’

By Chris Meadows
January 29, 2014 // 3 Comments

Yesterday I received a press release from ReDigi, the company trying to allow (and monetize) the resale of “used” digital goods such as music or e-books, with an embargo time of, well, right now. The release claims the award of a patent on the technology ReDigi wants to use to enable the resale [...]

Amazon scores broad patent on reselling ‘used’ digital content

By Chris Meadows
February 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

I’ve written quite a few pieces here about the various attempts to try to create a workable digital resale market—most recently with digital music resale firm ReDigi, which is currently engaged in a legal dispute with music label EMI over its activities. Now it looks as if, as with a lot of its [...]

Judge finds ReDigi does not have to shut down pending EMI’s lawsuit

By Chris Meadows
February 7, 2012 // 2 Comments

Good news for “used digital music” reseller ReDigi: the district court judge handling the case has denied EMI’s motion for a preliminary injunction against the company, which would have shut it down during the trial. Citing the “fascinating” technological and legal issues involved, U.S. [...]

Google seeks to file amicus brief in ReDigi case

By Chris Meadows
February 2, 2012 // 1 Comment

The ReDigi lawsuit took an intriguing turn yesterday. Google sent a letter to the judge in the EMI v. ReDigi case asking permission to file an amicus brief. Google says that it is not taking sides in the case, but some points of law that will be considered could set important precedents for the [...]

ReDigi responds to RIAA lawsuit, claims fair use

By Chris Meadows
January 22, 2012 // 0 Comments

ReDigi has filed a response to the EMI lawsuit seeking to prevent the company from reselling “used” digital music files, Ars Technica reports. In EMI’s suit, it accuses ReDigi of making illegal copies as part of the process of selling this music. In the response, the company claims that any [...]

EMI sues ReDigi over ‘used’ digital media resale

By Chris Meadows
January 8, 2012 // 2 Comments

And so it begins. In October, “used digital music” reseller ReDigi began operations. A month later, the RIAA demanded that it cease and desist its “infringing” activities and make its records available as evidence in the lawsuits that were undoubtedly soon to come. Now, one of those [...]

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