first-sale doctrine


noun

a legal principle allowing the purchaser of a lawfully made copy of a copyright-protected work to sell or give away that copy without permission but not to reproduce it.

Nearby words

  1. first-nighter,
  2. first-order,
  3. first-past-the-post,
  4. first-person shooter,
  5. first-rate,
  6. first-strike,
  7. first-string,
  8. first-termer,
  9. first-time,
  10. first-timer

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