Libraries, Retailers To Lobby Congress On 1st-Sale Rule

Law360, New York (October 23, 2012, 4:41 PM EDT) -- Libraries, online retailers and other opponents of an appellate decision that the first-sale doctrine in copyright law does not apply to copies made outside the U.S. launched a new group Tuesday to lobby Congress for a broader application of the doctrine, even as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments in the case.

Several members of the group, known as the Owners' Rights Initiative, have filed amicus briefs urging the high court to overturn the Second Circuit's interpretation of the rule in Kirtsaeng v. John...
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