For those of you looking forward to the idea of one day being able to resell your iTunes songs that you no longer want, you may be waiting for quite some time. There was recently a legal push through the United States district court to give music owners the right to resell music to other users digitally. Unfortunately for music lovers looking to cash in on old songs, the judge has denied the idea of reselling music digitally.
According to Judge Richard Sullivan, the transfer of digital music not authorized by the rights holders (a.k.a. musicians and record labels), is still protected under the Copyright Act. The judge’s ruling means that the court systems still see a definitive line between physical CDs and albums, versus MP3s and other digital music. The case involved ReDigi, an online seller of “used digital music” versus Capitol Records, who was clearly unhappy about the unauthorized transfer of music.
Are you upset with this court ruling? Do you think it would be a good idea to have the ability to sell your old music to someone who would actually listen to it, or do you agree with Capitol Records? Leave us a comment and let us know what you think!