DLA Piper IP Lecture Series – “Exhaustion of Rights in Digital Objects “

Copyright law provides for purchasers of copyrighted works to dispose of their lawfully purchased copies by resale or other transfer.

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Consequently, secondary markets are common for used copies of books and other tangible goods.  But it is unclear what it might mean to "resell" an intangible digital copy, and businesses hoping to deal in used digital goods have encountered legal obstacles.  In this lecture, Professor Dan L. Burk (UC Irvine) will discuss the recent developments in the United States and in the European Union which will determine whether there can be a market for used digital products.


Contact: Karsten Windler, Executive Director Bucerius IP Center, karsten.windler(at)law-school.de