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Kirtsaeng v John Wily & Sons

The U.S. Supreme Court held that the “first sale” doctrine applies to copies of copyrighted material originally sold outside of the United States and then resold here. ┬áThe 6-3 majority opinion held that the “first sale” doctrine set forth in 17 U.S.C. Sec. 109(a) has no geographic limitation. ┬áThus, the resale in the United States […]