The 2019 JIPEL Symposium featured a ‘fire side chat’ of the Second Circuit’s recent ruling in Capitol Records, LLC v. ReDigi, Inc. The case considered the applicability of Copyright’s First Sale and Fair Use doctrines to the resale of digital files. Ultimately, the court concluded that the resale of digital files amounted to an illegal reproduction of copyrighted material. The discourse focused on how the court got there, and what the implications are for the future of IP Rights and Ownership in the digital landscape.
The conversation was lead by three leading practitioners in this area. NYU’s own Professor Jason Schultz, who filed an important amicus brief, sat as a moderator to the discussion between Plaintiff’s attorney Richard Mandel, and the author of another important amicus brief, Professor Jonathan Band.