Category First Sale / Exhaustion

ReDigi Gets RIAA Nastygram

A music startup operating in a legal gray area gets a predictable wrist-slap from the major labels.

Ninth Circuit Overturns Vernor v. Autodesk Decision

Is this the beginning of the era of “verbal DRM”?

New IEEE Standards Initiative Aims at “Digital Personal Property”

A new standards initiative uses DRM-like technology to emulate physical products in the digital domain. Is there a market for it?

Digital First Sale at Issue in Vernor v. Autodesk Appeal

If it looks like a sale, quacks like a sale, and waddles like a sale, then it must be a sale (of content). Or must it?