Category First Sale / Exhaustion
A little-known fact about the US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) is that it advises the executive branch of government (the president and his administration) on copyright issues — just as the US Copyright Office advises Congress on copyright. Although the Copyright Office’s efforts over the past couple of years to overhaul the country’s copyright […]
Sherwin Siy looks at the history of first sale case law to find evidence that first sale should be extrapolated to the digital age.
A federal district judge comes down hard on the digital music resale startup.
The Supreme Court established that first sale rights apply to media products manufactured outside the US when brought into the country. What does this decision portend for digital first sale?
Media industry people are beginning to realize just how disruptive resale of digital content can be.
The coming showdown over Digital First Sale and library e-book lending.
Pottermore’s watermarking scheme for EPUB e-books offers the worst of both worlds: it’s ineffective and costs money to implement.