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Did the Second Circuit destroy the market for pre-owned digital music?

Michael Loney, New York

The Capitol Records v ReDigi ruling that pre-owned digital music sales infringe copyright “represents a textbook example of perceived outdated provisions of a law written prior to the digital age, enforced by judges who … are bound to interpret it as written”

The US Second Circuit on December 12 held that digital files may not lawfully be resold, in Capitol Records v ReDigi. This affirmed the district court’s ruling that ReDigi’s internet platform for reselling digital files legally bought from iTunes infringed...

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