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Copyrights Forever?

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Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide the extent of copyrights.

The case involves a Thai graduate student who made money by selling books purchased abroad and shipped to the United States for sale.   Copyright owners believe that it is illegal to resale books in the United States that are purchased abroad.  At issue is the “first sale doctrine,” which will undoubtedly receive clarification from the courts.  Supporters of the student believe that an adverse decision from the U.S Supreme Court will impact businesses such as E-bay and local garage sales.

The case is Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, 11-697.

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Written by Admin

October 29, 2012 at 9:13 am

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