High Court Ruling May Curb Int'l Sales Of Copyrighted Work
Law360, New York (March 19, 2013, 8:55 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling Tuesday that the Copyright Act's first-sale doctrine extends to products made outside the U.S. shores up protections for consumers and businesses that resell copyrighted goods, but may restrict sales of copyrighted works in other countries, attorneys say.
In publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc.'s infringement case against a man who resold foreign editions of its books, the 6-3 majority reversed a ruling that the federal copyright law's first-sale doctrine applied only to U.S.-made goods. Under that doctrine, a copy of a work is out of the copyright owner's control once it is sold the first time....
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