Justices Delve Into Implications Of 1st-Sale Rule Case

Law360, New York (October 29, 2012, 7:06 PM EDT) -- Monday's oral arguments in a U.S. Supreme Court case over whether the first-sale doctrine in copyright law applies to goods made outside the U.S. had the justices questioning how the case would impact consumers and wide swath of industries, highlighting the potentially sweeping scope of the case.

The Second Circuit ruled that the doctrine — which holds that a copy, once sold the first time, is out of the copyright owner's control — only applies to goods made in the U.S., handing a win to textbook publisher John...
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