Digital Media Lawyer Blog:  “Living on the west side of Los Angeles puts me smack in the middle of the entertainment industry.  I have often seen promotional copies of DVDs of TV shows and feature films or music CDs being exchanged at parties, and even seen stacks of these being left out by the side of the street for trash pickup.  Studios and labels don’t want this content distributed to the public because early distribution can foul up marketing campaigns, and because promotional versions of content may be remixed or reedited.  But can the studios and labels prevent recipients from giving away or even reselling these lightly-controlled promotional discs?  A June 2008 case said ‘No.’   The case is UMG Records, Inc. v. Augusto.”