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first sale doctrine

noun

Definitions of first sale doctrine

  • a principle which allows the original purchaser of a copyrighted work the right to sell or give away the copy they have obtained in any way they choose

    "The first sale doctrine creates a basic exception to the copyright holder's distribution right."

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