2nd Circ. OKs McGraw-Hill Win In 1st-Sale Textbook Case

Law360, New York (September 19, 2011, 7:32 PM EDT) -- Citing its recent finding that the first-sale doctrine does not apply to copies made outside the U.S., the Second Circuit on Monday affirmed a decision finding two defendants infringed the copyrights of McGraw-Hill Cos. Inc. and other publishers by reselling Indian editions of their textbooks.

New York-based Dart Air Inc. and its India-based owner Vinod Kumar were found liable by the Southern District of New York for infringing nearly 400 copyrighted works owned by McGraw-Hill, Pearson Education Inc., John Wiley & Sons Inc. and Cengage Learning...
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