|10-05-2012, 09:52 AM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Device: Hanlin v3, iPad, Kindle 4NT
Digital resales going to court in the US
Wonder how that'll go. The EU had a case about software that went in the favour of resales, nothing has been decided on music/books/other digital items though.
One thing that's a poor argument against resales though is this gem from emi
Once CD ripping is legal, then really not been able to tell if the original has been fully deleted should not be a good enough argument against resale of digital items imo. CDs can be copied or ripped prior to resale and resale is still legal for those items.
What copyright owners should do, is get in on the action. Make a site that allows you to transfer your license to a given track to another, take a % of the cost of the sale. Down the line if someone is suspected of copyright infringement, the day their PC is searched, the people doing the search will be able to find out if you kept files you've sold on and charge you accordingly.
Last edited by JoeD; 10-05-2012 at 10:01 AM.
|10-05-2012, 09:43 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2011
Well shiver me timbers!
The plaintiff is really only using an algorithm to "make sure" that the resold digital content is not kept on users computers. If this case moves in favor of the plaintiff we can easily apply it to all digital content without the use of any algorithm. Just simply state that you will not keep a copy of the content when you resell it.
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