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Buying a Digital Download? You May Not Own the Copy You Purchase

By   /  June 1, 2012  /  Copyright Law, Intellectual Property 

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Recent Ninth Circuit decisions in which the court examined the traditional notion that ownership of an authorized copy of a copyrighted work transfers when that copy is first publicly distributed by the copyright owner may have oppressive effects for consumers of digital downloads. Historically, upon this first distribution, also known as a first sale, the owner of the copy is able [...]

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