Amazon Wins Patent for ‘Electronic Marketplace for Used Digital Objects.’

By Jason Boog Comment

The publishing world has been speculating about Amazon winning a patent application (that they filed in 2009) for an “electronic marketplace for used digital objects.”

What do you think? Will Amazon enter this murky area of digital sales? AppNewser has more from Amazon’s patent filing:

Amazon’s patent for a technology that would let customers sell their previously read eBooks, audiobooks, music and movies the same way that consumers can now sell print books, DVDs and CDs, has been approved. A seller could put their previously owned Kindle title up for sale and another user could purchase the title, which would then remove the title from the seller’s library.