A Mr. Bean DVD is seen among some of the R25 million worth of pirated DVD's and CD's that were destroyed by authorities in Midrand (Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko).
The 'First Sale Doctrine' and Its Impact on the Music Business
May 3, 2013,
On March 19, the Supreme Court decided on a copyright case examining the reach of the “First Sale Doctrine,” which allows the owner of a copy of a lawfully made work to sell or dispose of it without the authority of the copyright owner. John Villasenor discusses how this landmark decision still may have little impact on a music ecosystem increasingly built around licensing-based approaches for distributing “purchased” content.