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Academic Commentary
29 Apr 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist John Rothchild of Wayne State University Law School says the Supreme Court's decision in Kirtsaeng could impact the scope of the patent exhaustion doctrine as well as seller-imposed limitations on ownership of purchased copyrighted items....The Supreme Court's recent decision in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. … [read more]

Legal News
2 Apr 2013
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Saturday that ReDigi Inc.'s "pre-owned" digital music sales infringed on Capitol Records LLC's [corporate website] music copyrights. ReDigi's online service allowed customers to use its platform to buy and sell … [read more]

Legal News
20 Mar 2013
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled 6-3 Tuesday in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. [opinion, PDF; JURIST report] that the "first sale" doctrine [17 USC § 109(a)] applies to imported works. When Supap Kirtsaeng came to study at Cornell University, he realized that the same textbooks … [read more]

Legal News
30 Oct 2012
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] in two cases Monday. In Clapper v. Amnesty International [transcript, PDF; JURIST report] the court heard arguments to determine whether advocacy organizations which represent or work with terrorist suspects, such as Amnesty International (AI) and the American … [read more]

Legal News
16 Apr 2012
by Andrea Bottorff

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] granted certiorari [order list, PDF] Monday in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. [docket; cert. petition, PDF] to determine whether, under the Copyright Act [text], a copyrighted work obtained legally outside the US may be sold in the US without the copyright … [read more]

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