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In an action for copyright infringement in violation of section 501 of the Copyright Act, which entitled copyright owners to institute an action for infringement of the exclusive right to distribute copies of the copyrighted work (specially produced phonorecords), summary judgment for defendants is affirmed where the mailing at issue effected a sale of the promotional music discs to the recipients for purposes of the first sale doctrine.

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