Despite ReDigi’s setbacks in court, the Cambridge, Mass.-based marketplace for pre-owned digital content continues to move forward with its plans to resell not only music, but audio books, e-books, and other digital products. The company announced that it has been awarded U.S. patent No. 8,627,500 B2 for its system of “copyless” digital transactions, which allows the company to manage and sell content without making a physical copy.
“ReDigi’s technology is significant and readily corrects early industry issues that have plagued digital retailing, including piracy," explained ReDigi founder and CEO John Ossenmacher. He went on, saying that ReDigi's technology "opens new opportunities that allow consumers to use their digital media as currency for funding new purchases, in some ways transforming digital media analogous to digital bit coins.” Ossenmacher added: “We are committed to ongoing innovation and ensuring that all parties, including consumers, copyright holders, and those who create the content have the opportunity to benefit greatly from the multi-billion dollar market in digital media that is owned by the consumer.”
ReDigi has other patent applications pending, including one for “Active Digital Security.”