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Major copyright case to test First Sale Doctrine, possibly shrinkwrap EULAs

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has taken up the case of a California man who has been sued by Universal Music Group for selling promotional CDs...

In addition to responding to UMG's charges, EFF has countersued UMG for sending "takedown" letters to eBay claiming that Augustino's CDs infringed copyright. In a post on EFF's blog, von Lohmann charges that UMG has been "harassing a number of promo CD merchants, sending bogus DMCA takedown notices to eBay, getting auctions suspended, and accounts terminated." Victory in the case would make it easier for other eBay sellers to resist UMG's efforts to shut them down.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007
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