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Hi. I have bulk bought some CDs and want to sell them on Amazon.

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Hi. I have bulk bought some CDs and want to sell them on Amazon. The packaging states "Any unauthorised copying, re-sale, broadcast, cable transmission, public performance, rental, lending, distribution from or use of a copyright work that forms part of this product, prohibited". These are legit copies of the CDs (still sealed) bought from a reputable well known vender. Do have I have to contact the original copyright owner for permission to sell them within the UK?
Many thanks for your help.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Alex Watts :

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.

Alex Watts :

If you are simply reselling then no.

Alex Watts :

This is a standard condition by the record label

Alex Watts :

But you don't need permission.

Alex Watts :

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Customer:

The CD are karaoke CD and have graphics which could be considered software - does that change anything? Also why do the refer to permission for re-selling if it is not required?

Alex Watts :

But if you are re-selling CD's which are sealed etc you dont need permission.

Alex Watts :

Otherwise Ebay would, sellers of second hand CD's in charity shops would etc.

Alex Watts :

Does that help?

Customer:

Yes. Thank you for you help - I thought that must be the case but I didn't want to made an example of (it would have been just my luck!)

Alex Watts :

No dont worry!

Alex Watts :

Can I clarify anything else for you?

Customer:

Can I get a copy of this just converstaion in case I am challenged. I haven't used this service before.

Customer:

I have just realised you made mentioned of sealed - does it make a difference if they are complete but not sealed?

Alex Watts :

Yes once you rate the format changes and you can come back to this.

Alex Watts :

Does that help?

Alex Watts :

I dont think it makes any difference if they are not sealed, you are not selling copies

Customer:

Thank you, goodbye

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