Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Breaking News: SCOTUS Decision on Parallel Imports

On March 18, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons. The Court held that the first sale doctrine of copyright law applies to works made abroad. This means that importers can purchase legitimately made copyrighted works abroad and import them without the permission of the copyright holder. That is good news for retail companies that import legitimate products through parallel channels.

Analysis to follow.

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