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...

Rick’s Copyright Course Final Exam: Part 1 of 3

Part 1: The Important Details If you follow my Twitter account very much, you already know that, in early January, I was really suffering. I was grading law exams for my Copyright course that I had taught at Vanderbilt University Law School. The problem wasn’t what...

Rick's Copyright Course Final Exam: Part 1 of 3

Part 1: The Important Details If you follow my Twitter account very much, you already know that, in early January, I was really suffering. I was grading law exams for my Copyright course that I had taught at Vanderbilt University Law School. The problem wasn’t what...

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....