Thursday, January 12, 2012

Capitol Records (EMI) files copyright infringement suit against Digital Music Resale Company, ReDigi

Capitol Records (EMI) has filed a copyright infringement suit against digital music resale company ReDigi.

The suit, filed late Friday in New York federal court, claims that Cambridge, Mass.-based ReDigi -- established in October as a marketplace for "used" digital music files -- is nothing more than "a clearinghouse for copyright infringement and a business model built on widespread, unauthorized copying of sound recordings."

ReDigi typically resells tracks for 79¢ (vs. the 99¢ usually charged at minimum by such online stores as iTunes and Amazon), and takes a fee of 5% to 15%, according to the suit.

Capitol denies ReDigi's assertion that its resale activity is protected under the first-sale doctrine.

Capitol's action seeks preliminary and permanent injunctive relief; any profits attributable to ReDigi's alleged infringements; maximum statutory damages of $150,000 per copyrighted work infringed; and compensatory and punitive damages to be determined at trial.,0,221702.story


Anonymous said...

Copyright infringement has to be discussed accordingly. This depends on the mode of activity.

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Simon Greenwhich said...

With this kind of situation, the business companies should have known the different rules and regulation regarding copyright infringements. This is a crucial part of a business indeed. Copyright and even patent infringements are common nowadays. Before doing a certain action for your company, you have to plan it well. You may even need to contact a lawyer to ensure that you are not violating any law.

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