Can owners who legally purchased DVDs, CDs, and video games resell the said items? 3 Answers as of October 15, 2015

Can owners who legally purchased DVDs, CDs, and video games still be okay to resell after the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership and Fast Track Bills) are ratified and passed?

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Law Office of Kirk Buhler
Law Office of Kirk Buhler | Kirk A Buhler
Generally you must delete all copies you made of the DVDs, CDs, and video games. Some people will legally purchase a movie or music CD / DVD and then sell the CD / DVD and retain their copy, this practice violates the copyright laws.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/15/2015
Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. | Ernie Linek
Original versions can be resold, copies cannot. The "first sale doctrine" rules here - once the copyright owner has made a first sale and been paid for it - no more money can be collected by the copyright owner. Used books, CDs, DVDs, all can continue to be sold by future owners. Pending TPP and Fast Track bills should not change that - but we need to monitor them - just in case.
Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
Replied: 10/15/2015
Sebby Law Office
Sebby Law Office | Jayne Sebby
You can legally sell almost anything you own, including digital materials. However, you can't purchase and import massive numbers of any particular work without a distributor arrangement with the copyright owner.
Answer Applies to: Nebraska
Replied: 10/15/2015
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