Monthly Archives: March 2013

American Consumers Win Big with Today’s Supreme Court’s Decision in Kirtsaeng v. Wiley

This morning the Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Kirtsaeng v. Wiley, confirming that owners of lawfully-made, copyrighted goods are able to sell, resell, import, distribute, lend or otherwise freely dispose of those products at their discretion, no matter more »

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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Kirtsaeng….FIRST SALE DOCTRINE APPLIES TO PRODUCTS LAWFULLY MANUFACTURED OVERSEAS

Supreme Court rules 6-3 that the first sale doctrine protects the right to resell products that were lawfully made overseas.  Here is a copy of the opinion: SC Opinion 2013 – Kirtsaeng v. Wiley Stay tuned to this blog and more »

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2 minute video by Techdirt (www.techdirt.com) exposes risks of Kirtsaeng v. Wiley

www.techdirt.com has posted a short, animated and entertaining video explaining  what could happen if the U.S. Supreme Court rules against eBay reseller Supak Kirtsaeng in the still-pending case Kirtsaeng v. Wiley.  You can watch the video by clicking here: Techdirt Video on First Sale.  The more »

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Copyright Misuse and Why It Matters

As a result of the relatively recent decision in Omega S.A. v. Costco Wholesale Corp. (E.D. Cal. Nov. 9. 2011), U.S. copyright law may not be the best bet for manufacturers hoping to stop parallel importers. Copyright misuse is both a claim more »

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