ReDigi Lets You Resell Used Digital Music, but Is It Legal?
June 26, 2012
“if you ask a physicist whether a digital item is also a physical one, she’ll invariably answer “of course.” You can’t touch a digitally stored song with your hands and fingers the way you can a record, it’s true, but suggesting that a digital good is “nonphysical” flouts elementary physics.”
ReDigi: Sell Your Unwanted MP3s
June 2012 Issue
“ReDigi is more than a forward-looking business. It has also become a test case for how we think about—and assign value to—digital content.”
ReDigi Lawsuit: A new legal battle could soon change music ownership in the digital age.
March 6, 2012
February 22, 2012
February 13, 2012
BREAKING: Google to Capitol Records–We’re Not Going to Let You Shut Down Cloud Computing
February 1, 2012
“Capitol is fighting for the old status quo and is willing to sacrifice anyone that gets in their way. Their filing against Redigi is an attempt to rewrite and revise established law to suit their pre-digital interests.
Why? As Google states, they are fighting over a 41 billion marketplace. A marketplace slowing slipping out of their control. Instead of embracing the future, they’re endeavoring to fight it.
They may also be concerned about the conversations swirling around regarding some deep pocket investments and/or the potential acquisition of Redigi by some major players. If that happens, the music industry will need a new strategy in its attempt to avoid irrelevancy.”
February 10, 2012
“Take note that ReDigi is still in beta mode. However, it maybe one of the greatest digital music solutions since the inception of iTunes.”
Legally resell used MP3s? Yes. Judge hands round 1 to ReDigi, not Capitol Records
February 9, 2012
“Like the RIAA which chooses to attack as opposed to innovate and move the music industry away from a broken business model, Capitol Records tried and failed in court to shut down ReDigi — a truly unique and legal new way for users to sell their pre-owned digital music.”
Hey 90′s Music, We Need to Talk…
February 8, 2012
“The brains behind the internet start-up, ReDigi, recognized that many of us (including yours truly) have unwanted music cluttering our hard drives. They came up with an inventive way to deal with those downloads that, while once cherished, have long since lost their luster. By applying the rules of physical sales transactions to the digital world, they created a virtual swap meet for iTunes purchases.”
A New Case Questions First Sale Doctrine and Digital Media – Might Mean Used Games are A-OK
February 8, 2012
“Overall, it’s a really exciting possibility toward getting greater consumer rights when it comes to digital media, which is an increaseingly sensitive and timely subject as more of our media is managed and owned digitally.”
Used MP3s Get A Major Legal Boost
February 8, 2012
“This is a big deal because the one upside to media companies of digital copies was the fact that they were going to choke off all those used sales for good. The judgement didn’t offer any legal reasoning, and we’re assuming the music labels aren’t done yet: after all, there’s money to be had.
But this is still a major win for consumers everywhere…”
Digital Ownership: Who Owns Whom?
February 6, 2012
“Buying music on iTunes is a pain. It’s not that choosing music to purchase hurts. I like to buy things as much as the next Ameri-consumer. There are no ill feelings in forking over the credit card for digital ownership when I’m familiar and certain about a purchase. The pain is in choosing music outside of my well-worn path that’s worthy of my dough. I enjoy finding new music. But purchasing the wrong song or album means that I’m stuck with my bad decision.”
Online Market for Pre-Owned Digital Music Hangs in the Balance
February 2, 2012
“The future of a one-of-a-kind website enabling the online sale of pre-owned digital-music files is in the hands of a federal judge.” ”Among other points, the case weighs the so-called first-sale doctrine, the legal theory that people in lawful possession of copyright material have the right to sell it.”