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U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments in the First Sale Case

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Written by Susan Neuberger Weller Despite Hurricane Sandy, the US Supreme Court heard arguments on Monday, October 29, 2012 on whether the “first-sale doctrine” of US copyright law applies to goods made outside the US. The substance of the case, as we reported to you previously, is the specific language in the first-zero rule which… Continue Reading

The U.S. Government Supports Textbook Publisher in First Sale Case

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Written by Susan Neuberger Weller As previously reported, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case involving the territorial limits of the first sale doctrine under U.S. copyright law. Oral arguments in that case have been set for October 29.  The U.S. solicitor general, in an amicus brief filed in support of the… Continue Reading

The U.S. Supreme Court Grants Cert to Decide Scope of First Sale Doctrine

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Written by Susan Neuberger Weller The U.S. Supreme Court has granted cert in order to decide an issue of great importance to all businesses involved in manufacturing and distributing products throughout the world, particularly those  involved in retailing and importation, namely, whether foreign made works intended for sale outside the U.S., in which the copyright… Continue Reading