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Does the First Sale Rule Apply to Works Manufactured Outside the United States?

Under the Copyright Act, copyright owners are granted the exclusive right to prevent the unauthorized sale or distribution of copies of their works to the public. The first sale doctrine creates an exception to this rule by...more

IP Buzz - December 2012

In this issue: - Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons: How the Supreme Court Will Decide the Fate of eBay, Libraries, and Yard Sales - Supreme Court to Consider Whether (Isolated) Human Genes are Patentable - What...more

Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons: How the Supreme Court Will Decide the Fate of eBay, Libraries, and Yard Sales

The Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments concerning the global reach of domestic copyright law. At issue in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons is the first sale doctrine, which permits the owner of a copyrighted item to...more

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