This month, the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet conducted an important hearing regarding what’s known as the “first sale” doctrine, with particular focus on its application in the current Internet era.
So what is the first sale doctrine, and why would extending its application to digital works be a bad idea?
Broadly speaking, copyright law rightfully protects creators’ ability to determine the manner in which their works are distributed. If you create something, fairness generally dictates that you…
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