The First Sale Doctrine and Digital Phonorecords

By: Bob Hyde This iBrief follows various phonorecord formats to illustrate the specifics of the First Sale doctrine as it applies to digital phonorecords. The author argues that the disposal of a digital phonorecord by means of distribution infringes an author’s exclusive right to reproduce the underlying musical work and this distribution is not subject to First Sale protection. Download Full Article (PDF) Cite: 2001 Duke L. & Tech. Rev. 0018