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Can e-books and other digital works be resold?

20 July 2015
Can “second-hand” e-books and other digital works such as downloaded audio-books and music be resold? In recent years this question has repeatedly proved to be controversial. The increasing digitization of works poses ever-new challenges to copyright law. The question whether “second-hand” digital works such as e-books or music downloads can be resold like analogue works, is just one such challenge.

Read our assessment of this matter, related recent cases and the corresponding Directive, published in the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice here.

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