AllThingsD, notes that the judge filed the partial summary judgement on Saturday and requests that both sides report back by April 12th for the next steps.
Sullivan’s argument, in a nutshell: Unless the copyright owner gives you explicit permission to do so, you can’t resell a digital media file. ReDigi used multiple arguments to support its case, including the “first sale doctrine” that supports companies like Netflix when it comes to physical goods; you can see Sullivan shoot them all down in his decision.
In his conclusion, Sullivan says, "the Court cannot of its own accord condone the wholesale application of the first sale defense to the digital sphere, particularly when Congress itself has declined to take that step."
The full ruling is linked below...
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