Wired: “Judge Says You Can Sell Your CDs“:

A federal judge is trashing UMG Recordings’ claim that it retains perpetual ownership of promotional CDs it sends out before an album’s release
The case was brought by the recording label against a California man who was auctioning off the promo discs on eBay. The music concern claimed Troy Augusto was violating its copyright because the discs were labeled with messages that they could not be resold.