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Can You Legally Re-Sell Your Digital Music Files?

Can you legally resell your second-hand digital files? That’s an unusual question not yet directly answered by the courts.

U.S. copyright law’s first sale doctrine says that a purchaser of a legally made book, a DVD, or other physical object embodying a copyrighted work may legally resell that copy. (You can’t make copies of the work or make a movie of the book you bought, though.)

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