How a fight over Star Wars download codes could reshape copyright law [telecom]

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How a fight over Star Wars download codes could reshape copyright law

Legal scholar says Redbox's win over Disney is an "atomic bomb of a finding."

By Timothy B. Lee

A federal judge in California has rejected Disney's effort to stop
Redbox from reselling download codes of popular Disney titles like
Frozen, Beauty and the Beast, and the latest Star Wars movies.

Judge Dean Pregerson's Tuesday ruling invoked the little-used doctrine
of copyright misuse, which holds that a copyright holder loses the
right to enforce a copyright if the copyright is being
abused. Pregerson faulted Disney for tying digital download codes to
physical ownership of discs, a practice that he argued ran afoul of
copyright's first sale doctrine, which guarantees customers the right
to resell used DVDs.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/02/judge-slaps-down-disney-effort-to-stop-resale-of-star-wars-download-codes/

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