A federal district judge comes down hard on the digital music resale startup.
A music startup operating in a legal gray area gets a predictable wrist-slap from the major labels.
Sometime last year, I was chatting about digital first sale and e-lending with a highly respected copyright lawyer, someone who is deeply knowledgeable about those issues. We were talking about the library community’s longstanding attempts to get a lending right for digital files in law. We noted that those folks have apparently given up on […]
This week the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued a landmark ruling that digitally downloaded files are not subject to exhaustion (the EU equivalent of first sale in U.S. law). This means that consumers don’t have the right to resell (or give away, lend, or rent) ebooks and other digital files. This […]
The European Union’s highest court is likely to rule that, as with ReDigi in the U.S., it’s not legal to resell digital content files without the copyright owner’s permission.
I have an article on blockchain technology in the music industry that has just been published in the American Bar Association’s Entertainment and Sports Lawyer journal Winter 2019 issue. A few errors in case citations crept in during production, so I thought I’d put the corrections on record here: p. 18: the citation should be […]
Seventeen years ago, the U.S. Copyright Office — Congress’s official advisor on copyright issues — published an opinion for Congress on whether there should be a first sale right for digital content: a right for consumers to alienate (sell, lend, rent, or give away) digital files, like the one that exists for physical items like […]
The agenda for Copyright and Technology 2019 is now published, and registration is live. Thanks once again to the Copyright Society of the USA and Jaybird Communications for extending their partnership to what will be our tenth annual conference. We have added a very exciting session to the morning lineup: a presentation on the Open […]
We have a keynote speaker and a list of session topics for Copyright and Technology 2019, our tenth annual conference, which will take place on Wednesday, January 16 at Fordham Law School in NYC, co-produced with the good folks at the Copyright Society of the USA and sponsored by the Fordham IP Institute. I am thrilled […]
The earlybird discount for the Copyright and Technology 2018 conference expires tomorrow, December 20. The event will take place on Tuesday January 16 at Fordham Law School’s beautiful new facility near Lincoln Center in west midtown Manhattan. I’m also pleased to announce that Booxtream, the provider of e-book watermarking technology, will be a Gold Sponsor, […]