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[dvd-discuss] Implied License to Watch the Movie

I was reading a recent court decision and came across a citation to the
following case which was interpreted as quoted:

Effects Assocs., Inc. v. Cohen, 908 F.2d 555, 558 (9th Cir. 1990)

"Effects Associates stands for the principle that a seller grants a buyer an
implied license to use a product for the purpose for which the seller sold it
to the buyer."

First, can somebody with Lexis/Westlaw access grab this case and email it to

Second, this may be a great case to add support to our authorization argument.
DVD's typically say "for home viewing only", this case would support an implied
license to access the work for that purpose. This is a pseudo first-sale
principle as well.

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