Universal v. Augusto First Sale Under Copyright Act Appeal

The question before the Seattle Court of Appeals is whether or not the offering for sale of promotional copies of music CD's is an act of copyright infringement or a protected transaction under the First Sale doctrine of the US Copyright Act. I blogged here about this case when the trial court ruled in favored of the defendant.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has an interesting post regarding the appeal that will be heard on June 7, 2010.