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Heister
08-02-2012, 01:03 AM
"Judge Refuses to Shut Down Online Market for Used MP3s

A one-of-a-kind website enabling the online sale of pre-owned digital-music files got a legal boost late Monday when a federal judge refused to shutter it at the request of Capitol Records.

It could be short-lived boost, however.

ReDigi (https://www.redigi.com/buy.html), which opened in October, says it’s a modern-day, used-record store that provides account holders with a platform to buy and sell used MP3s that were purchased lawfully through iTunes (http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/02/pre-owned-music-lawsuit/). The platform’s technology does not support other digital files such as those purchased from Amazon or ripped from a CD."

More - http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/02/pre-owned-music-lawsuit-2/



It'll happen one day, it's got to.

Kodeen
08-02-2012, 01:16 AM
Isn't this Green Man Gaming's schtick?

Heister
08-02-2012, 01:19 AM
Isn't this Green Man Gaming's schtick?

Yeah you can trade in games with GMG.

Feldspar
08-02-2012, 10:36 AM
...sell used MP3s that were purchased lawfully through iTunes (http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/02/pre-owned-music-lawsuit/)...

Nit-picking a journalist that isn't too tech-savvy (or writing for such an audience), but doesn't iTunes only sell music in it's own format?

Althea
08-02-2012, 10:45 AM
Nit-picking a journalist that isn't too tech-savvy (or writing for such an audience), but doesn't iTunes only sell music in it's own format?
No, it doesn't. It used to, but it hasn't for years.

Feldspar
08-02-2012, 10:54 AM
That shows how much attention I pay when downloading music.

I guess it really comes down to the distinction of owning the file or owning the right to play the file; if you own the file then you have the right to sell it on, provided you don't keep a copy; if you only own the right to play the file, then you are bound by the terms and conditions that will state that you are not allowed to pass it on (probably). Gross over-simplification, I'm sure, but a key part of the current and growing data-storm.

Heister
08-02-2012, 03:13 PM
That shows how much attention I pay when downloading music.

I guess it really comes down to the distinction of owning the copy of a file or owning the right to play the copy of a file; if you own the copy of a file then you have the right to sell it on, provided you don't keep a copy of a copy; if you only own the right to play the copy of a file, then you are bound by the terms and conditions that will state that you are not allowed to pass it on (probably). Gross over-simplification, I'm sure, but a key part of the current and growing data-storm.

If a new start-up allowed the trading in of used Steam games for credit towards titles from their client (and if developers supported this - some do, see GMG), how long if at all would they be able to trade? Anyone?

Feldspar
08-02-2012, 04:04 PM
Since they wouldn't have handled the license in the first place, then I would imagine Valve's lawyers would be on them like a shot.