Digital First Sale Doctrine Ante Portas - Exhaustion in the Online Environment

Author:Péter Mezei
Position:Associate Professor, Institute of Comparative Law, Faculty of Law, University of Szeged, Hungary

The purpose of the article is to provide first a doctrinal summary of the concept, rules and policy of exhaustion, first, on the international and EU level, and, later, under the law of the United States. Based upon this introduction, the paper turns to the analysis of the doctrine by the pioneer court decisions handed over in the UsedSoft, ReDigi, the German e-book/audio book cases, and the... (see full summary)

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