Studios, Labels Tell 2nd Circ. To Uphold ReDigi Ruling

By Bill Donahue (May 15, 2017, 5:56 PM EDT) -- The major film studios and record labels are pushing the Second Circuit to uphold a $3.5 million copyright ruling against digital media re-sale service ReDigi Inc., saying a ruling to the contrary would "flout long-established principles of copyright law."

In an amicus brief filed Friday, the Motion Picture Association of America and the Recording Industry Association of America pressed the appeals court to affirm a 2013 ruling that ReDigi, which lets subscribers resell digital media, was unlawfully reproducing copyrighted content.

ReDigi's appeal is centered on the argument that it's protected by copyright law's first sale defense — which allows consumers to...

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