US Brief Supports John Wiley In Foreign Textbooks IP Case

Law360, New York (September 10, 2012, 9:27 PM EDT) -- The U.S. solicitor general backed publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc. on Friday in its high court battle with a man found liable for copyright infringement for selling foreign textbooks, arguing that the first-sale doctrine in copyright law doesn't apply to copies made outside the U.S.

The U.S. Supreme Court should affirm the Second Circuit's ruling that the first-sale doctrine did not protect sales made by Supap Kirtsaeng, a student who had friends and family from Thailand send Asian editions of Wiley textbooks that he then...
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