Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Roundup of Commentary on Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley

Yesterday the Supreme Court released its opinion in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.  In this important decision, the Court held that the "first sale" doctrine applies to the importation of goods manufactured and sold abroad under authorization by the copyright owner.  It's a helpful addition to the principle that if you buy something, you own it.

Since there already has been so much analysis of the opinion, rather than adding my own here are links to what other people have said:  EFF, SCOTUSblog, Patently-O, Techdirt, Eric Goldman, Joe Mullin, and the Volokh Conspiracy.

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