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Amazon Gets Patent for Selling 'Used' Digital Content

Posted: Feb. 6th, 2013  |  By DailyLuxe News

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Amazon has been granted a patent on a marketplace that could facilitate a secondhand digital market.  Thenew patentcould affectdigital goods, such as e-books, audio, video, computer games, and others.

“Amazon's idea is that users can sacrifice their right to access "the now-used digital content" and move it to another person's data store,” reports ZDNet.  

In some ways, the patent merely describes a digital locker, but one that permits trade and imposes scarcity on the digital goods in order to address questions around the "first sale" doctrine — a legal principle that limits the rights of copyright and trademark owners and allows protected material to be resold.

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