ABA Gives Justices Its Take On First Sale Rule In IP Case

Law360, New York (October 12, 2012, 7:06 PM EDT) -- The American Bar Association recently joined the chorus of amici in a U.S. Supreme Court case over foreign textbooks, urging the high court to rule that the first-sale doctrine in copyright law doesn't apply to copies made outside the U.S.

Two-dozen amicus briefs have been filed in the case, with parties including the ABA, the U.S. solicitor general, the Motion Picture Association of America and the American Intellectual Property Law Association backing the respondent, publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc.

Petitioner Supap Kirtsaeng, who was found...
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