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We're all familiar with peer-to-peer file sharing at this point. Napster, LimeWire, BitTorrent, The Pirate Bay - all that operate — or used to — under questionable legal status.

But there's a new player in the digital music landscape. Cambridge-based ReDigi aims at creating a legitimate, legal secondary market for unwanted mp3's. ReDigi says it's akin to a used-record store, where instead of selling your old CD's, you're selling old digital files.

ReDigi makes an effort to ensure only legally purchased songs are resold, and that once they are sold, the original song owner no longer retains a copy.

But ReDigi is currently being sued by Capitol Records. They say that what ReDigi is doing isn't anything like a used record store at all - it's copyright infringement.

Guests:

  • Mark Fischer, partner at the Duane Morris firm in Boston, teacher of copyright law at Suffolk University Law School
  • Jonathan Reichman, partner at Kenyon and Kenyon working in copyright law

This segment aired on July 3, 2012.

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