resale

House first sale doctrine hearing: My points of view

By Chris Meadows
June 4, 2014 // 6 Comments

Well, that was quite a few articles. I hope you at least read my summaries, and they didn’t put you to sleep. I was impressed by the breadth of viewpoints represented in that sample of testimony. [...]

House first sale doctrine hearing written testimony: Public Knowledge, John Villasenor, The Software Alliance (BSA)

By Chris Meadows
June 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

Previously in this series: House first sale doctrine hearing written testimony: John Wiley & Sons, ReDigi House first sale doctrine hearing written testimony: Graphic Artists Guild, Owners’ [...]

House first sale doctrine hearing written testimony: Matthew B. Glotzer, New York Public Library

By Chris Meadows
June 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

Previously in this series: House first sale doctrine hearing written testimony: John Wiley & Sons, ReDigi House first sale doctrine hearing written testimony: Graphic Artists Guild, Owners’ [...]

House first sale doctrine hearing written testimony: Graphic Artists Guild, Owners’ Rights Initiative

By Chris Meadows
June 3, 2014 // 4 Comments

Previously in this series: House first sale doctrine hearing written testimony: John Wiley & Sons, ReDigi Here are two more documents from yesterday’s first sale hearing. Like yesterday’s [...]

House first sale doctrine hearing written testimony: John Wiley & Sons, ReDigi

By Chris Meadows
June 2, 2014 // 6 Comments

We’ve covered the history of efforts to implement resale of digital goods before (more than once, in fact), and there’s been quite a discussion of why it would be a bad idea. Now it’s [...]

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. [...]

German advocacy group sues for consumers’ right to resell Steam games

By libertyc
July 20, 2013 // 0 Comments

Here’s yet another attempt to retrofit first sale rights onto digital media. I’m not sure what the German term for “first sale” is, but Cinema Blend reports that the German organization VZBV [...]

Supreme Court rules importation of textbooks legal under First Sale doctrine

By libertyc
March 19, 2013 // 4 Comments

Remember the Supreme Court case about the Thai exchange student who bulk imported cheap overseas copies of textbooks and resold them in the U.S. (making over $1 million in sales) to finance his [...]

Library advocates, used merchandise vendors lobby for digital ownership rights

By libertyc
November 13, 2012 // 3 Comments

In his Copyright and Technology Blog, Bill Rosenblatt has an interesting column looking at the Owners’ Rights Initiative, a lobbying coalition of interested parties who have united under the slogan [...]

Supreme Court First Sale Doctrine case could give boost to resale-proof digital media sales

By libertyc
October 30, 2012 // 9 Comments

Ars Technica has a couple of great, in-depth pieces laying out in detail the facts of the matter surrounding the upcoming Supreme Court case concerning a Thai exchange student who imported and [...]

European court rules used software sales legal—even for downloaded titles

By libertyc
July 3, 2012 // 2 Comments

Here’s an interesting software ruling out of European courts that might have implications for digital music and e-book resale. The Wall Street Journal reports that Oracle sued a German software [...]

Used games killing game industry, game developer claims; what about used books?

By libertyc
March 28, 2012 // 17 Comments

Here’s another story of a developer railing against used video games. Although it may not seem to have relevance to e-books at first, I think this story demonstrates the way the gaming industry and [...]

ReDigi begins buying ‘used’ digital music

By libertyc
October 15, 2011 // 2 Comments

TechCrunch reports that digital music resale firm ReDigi, who I mentioned back in February, is actually launching its eMarketplace to allow people to buy and sell “pre-owned” digital music. [...]

Digital déjà vu: ReDigi pledges to allow resale of ‘used’ MP3s

By libertyc
February 27, 2011 // 1 Comment

Here we go again. ReadWriteWeb reports on ReDigi, a new startup that plans to allow people to resell their pre-owned digital music. This is an idea whose time has come…and gone, and come and gone [...]

Where Mike Shatzkin misses the point on e-book sales vs licensing

By libertyc
February 14, 2011 // 29 Comments

Mike Shatzkin’s latest blog piece is on the license vs. sale conundrum of e-books. He points out that e-book sales are actually not sales but licenses—which most TeleReaders know already, but a [...]

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