First Sale Doctrine Supreme Court of the United States Safe Harbors

The First Sale Doctrine is rule of copyright law providing that an individual who knowingly purchases a copy of a copyrighted material has the right to do what they wish with that particular copy, i.e. sell,... more +
The First Sale Doctrine is rule of copyright law providing that an individual who knowingly purchases a copy of a copyrighted material has the right to do what they wish with that particular copy, i.e. sell, display or dispose of that copy. However, the First Sale Doctrine does not grant individual purchasers the right to make unauthorized reproductions of copyrighted material and consequently, the First Sale Doctrine cannot be used as a defense against claims of infringing reproductions.  less -
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Intellectual Property Newsletter - March 2013

*News from the Bench: - First Sale Doctrine Applies To Copyrighted Works Lawfully Made Abroad. - Dissenting Federal Circuit Judges Abide By The Akamai Standard. - More On Joint Infringement and The Akamai...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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