Copyright Holders Eat ReDigi's Cake and Have it, Too

But is the Cake a Lie? As many of you know, the trial court in Capitol Records v. ReDigi ruled over the weekend that ReDigi’s business model of re-selling digital music files infringed the copyright. Here’s the opinion. I’ve written about ReDigi...

Copyright Holders Eat ReDigi’s Cake and Have it, Too

But is the Cake a Lie? As many of you know, the trial court in Capitol Records v. ReDigi ruled over the weekend that ReDigi’s business model of re-selling digital music files infringed the copyright. Here’s the opinion. I’ve written about ReDigi...

Music Industry v. ReDigi: The Problem with Phonorecords: Copyright

When Is a Phonorecord Not a Phonorecord? Last time, we finally figured out how ReDigi operates and how it plans to get around the fact that it must make at least one (and often two) intermediate copies of a song file in order to complete the sale of the song file....

Music Industry v. ReDigi: Cute or Clever?

Is ReDigi a Marketplace or a Music Locker? I am compelled to blog about ReDigi one more time because, at long last, we actually know how ReDigi operates. And it’s not *quite* how ReDigi says it works on its FAQ. It’s actually far more clever and elegant–at...

Burning Down the Dance-Hall: UMG v. Veoh Clarifies the DMCA

One of the Great Unanswered Questions Is Answered! This is the third post on the recent and important Ninth Circuit opinion in the “Veoh case” (actually styled, UMG Recordings v. Shelter Capital, but we’ll call it “Veoh”). In the first post, we marveled at Universal’s...

Universal Copyright Knowledge: No Red Flags for Veoh

Think the DMCA Is Outmoded? Complain to Congress, Not to the Courts This is the second post on the recent Ninth Circuit opinion in the “Veoh case” (actually styled, UMG Recordings v. Shelter Capital). Last time, we focused on (marveled at, really) Universal’s...