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Fri Oct 5, 2012, 07:00 AM

US court to rule on ReDigi's MP3 digital music resales

Source: BBC News

A US court is to consider a case that could determine whether digital media files can be resold.

One-year-old start-up ReDigi is battling music giant EMI over whether digital music can be retraded after it has been legally purchased.

ReDigi says that its software is designed to comply with existing United States copyright laws.

But EMI argues a legal principle which allows consumers to resell purchased material goods does not apply.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19842851

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dipsydoodle Oct 2012 OP
exboyfil Oct 2012 #1
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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 07:51 AM

1. So is the business model

ReDigi buys the MP3, a customer buys the MP3 from ReDigi, copies it to his devices, and then sells it back to ReDigi for them to resell to another customer?

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 08:11 AM

2. Could be



Its not quite the same as buying cd and then selling it which is a one off transaction. I'd wondered if they were buying an mp3 and then redistributing it for sale multiple times which in some respects amounts to what you said. That's not the same Amazon for example where if you download a track the artist gets a few cents.

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