March 20, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Tuesday in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. that the "first sale" doctrine applies to imported works. When Supap Kirtsaeng came to study at Cornell University, he realized that the same textbooks his peers used were sold at drastically lower prices in his ...[read more]
September 12, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
A panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Friday that a second-hand software merchant may not invoke the first sale doctrine as a defense in copyright litigation when the software licensing agreement (SLA) specifies that the distributor maintains ownership of the software. The ...[read more]
April 19, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court on Monday granted certiorari in four cases. In Costco v. Omega, the court will decide whether the first-sale doctrine, which provides that the owner of any particular copy lawfully made under this title may resell that good without the authority of the copyright ho... ...[read more]

Support JURIST

We rely on our readers to keep JURIST running

 Donate now!

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.