Judge Denies Injunction Against MP3 Reseller Due To Lack Of Irreparable Harm... But Says EMI's Arguments Compelling
from the first-sale-is-dead dept
Somewhat surprisingly, the judge refused to issue the injunction, calling the case "fascinating" and noting that there were some serious issues to be dealt with concerning first sale rights around copyright (whether or not you can sell a product you bought that is covered by copyright). However, the judge also made it clear that he thinks that the record labels are likely to win in the end, saying that their arguments "look to be compelling." He just didn't issue the injunction because there was no evidence of irreparable harm if the site stayed up, as detailed in the transcript embedded below.