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News: Universal Music Loses Promo CD Copyright Suit Against Re-seller
Posted on Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 15:23:17 UTC
Topic: Labels

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that consumers have a right to re-sell "promotional" CDs distributed for free by record labels to radio stations, music journalists and others. The court upheld a lower court's 2008 finding in favor of Troy Augosto, an eBay re-seller of promo CDs who was sued by Universal Music Group for copyright infringement. Universal had argued that its label "For Promotional Use Only, Not For Sale" on the discs constituted a "license" of the CDs, meaning they could recall them at any time and prohibit their resale. Complete Article





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