“Used” digital songs not really used, says District Court
KWIKA founding/managing partner Larry Iser was quoted by Billboard.com in Alex Pham’s article on the March 30 decision by U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Sullivan, who found that purchasers of digital downloaded music do not have a right to resell their “used” digital songs.
The essence of the ruling is that there’s a big difference between owning an actual CD or DVD (which a consumer is permitted to resell) and owning a song obtained through download. “A digital recording purchased from iTunes is simply not akin to a used book or a physical CD or vinyl record,” said Larry.
Read the Full Article for additional comments by Larry, which appear in paragraphs 8, 9 and 10.