Suit About Music CDs Considers First Sale Doctrine

Law360, New York (October 22, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Universal Music Group took notice when Troy Augusto put CDs of music by Gwen Stefani, The Killers and Lionel Richie for sale on eBay, quickly filing a lawsuit to stop him.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, which has taken up Augusto's cause, said the case is clearly another example of copyright owners trying to curtail the rights of consumers covered by the First Sale Doctrine of the copyright law. UMG, however, maintained that Augusto just went too far when he tried to sell promotional copies that were...
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