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Founder of World's First Online Marketplace for Pre-owned Digital Media Testifies in Favor of Letting Consumers Sell Used Downloads and e-Books
BOSTON, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, June 2, the CEO of ReDigi, John Ossenmacher, will testify before the United States House of Representatives' Committee on the Judiciary's Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet to discuss the importance of letting consumers sell used downloads and e-books. ReDigi is the world's first online marketplace for the resale of pre-owned digital media.
Who: John Ossenmacher, CEO of ReDigi, among others, will be testifying at a Congressional hearing dedicated to "First Sale Under Title 17."
Mr. Ossenmacher is a leading global voice in digital media and the pioneer of ReDigi's technology-enabled marketplace that allows users to transfer title to their lawfully acquired, pre-owned digital goods.
Where: Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse 500 Pearl Street Ceremonial Courtroom 9C ?New York, New York 10007
When: Monday, June 2, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.
Why: The United States House of Representatives' Committee on the Judiciary's Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet is holding a hearing on "First Sale Under Title 17." The First Sale Doctrine, long ago approved by the United States Supreme Court, provides consumers with the freedom to create a secondary market once a work has been legally purchased from the copyright holder (such as selling legally purchased books or CDs to others). With the introduction of digital media, a debate has surfaced about how to treat digital assets, such as digital books and music.
Please click here to read John Ossenmacher's testimony.
About ReDigi ReDigi™ is the world's first online marketplace for the resale of pre-owned digital media, and a one-stop shop that allows users to store, stream, buy and sell legally acquired digital media. ReDigi's technology is covered by numerous patents and patent applications and functions to ensure the rights of consumers, artists, authors and copyright holders are protected in a far superior way than ever previously thought possible. ReDigi technology protects the integrity of the process from those looking to misuse digital content. ReDigi is also the first company in history to provide artists, authors and creators a recurring revenue stream by offering Artist/Author Syndication as part of the secondary marketplace. ReDigi.com.
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