European courts are saying that you can sell your downloaded MP3s just like your older CDs. The same legal battle is finding its way in the US court system. Some interesting notes from Maximum PC:
Basically, the top EU Court says that digital downloads are just another distribution model and for all intents and purposes, are the same as selling software on physical media such as a CD (which could already be resold). Of course, the court says that if you sell “used” software to someone else, you need to destroy the copy on your computer, or else you’re breaking the law.
The main issue is that companies don’t really have a way of knowing if a sale happened and/or a copy of the music has been destroyed. In the meantime, it’s going to be interesting how this issue gets resolve in the US court system. I bet the future ruling leans towards the music industry since money rules.