Supreme Court says copyright law does not protect publishers in discount re-sales

Mar 19, 2013 Full story: www.washingtonpost.com 7

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that textbooks and other goods made and sold abroad can be re-sold online and in discount stores without violating U.S. copyright law.

In a 6-3 opinion, the court threw out a copyright infringement award to publisher John Wiley & Sons against Thai graduate student Supap Kirtsaeng, who used eBay to resell copies of the publisher’s copyrighted books that his relatives first bought abroad at cut-rate prices.

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“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#1 Mar 19, 2013
Strange bedfellows......
Ginsberg, Kennedy, & Scalia dissented.

Since: Dec 07

Athens, TX

#2 Mar 19, 2013
Hmmmmm, people making money off of others hard work............sounds like democrat supporters.
Sheik Yerbouti

Pennington, NJ

#3 Mar 19, 2013
This is good news for college students. How many remember being forced to pay ridiculous prices for textbooks written by the course professor? I remember paying almost $90 for an English book when other books with the very same information were going for $10!

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#4 Mar 19, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
Hmmmmm, people making money off of others hard work..........sounds like democrat supporters.
So that makes Roberts, Thomas, and Alito "democrat supporters"?

Or didn't you bother to read past the headline once again......

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#5 Mar 19, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
So that makes Roberts, Thomas, and Alito "democrat supporters"?
Or didn't you bother to read past the headline once again......
Obviously they're not....but with your spin...keep trying.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#6 Mar 19, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
<quoted text>
Obviously they're not....but with your spin...keep trying.
And yet it was Roberts, Thomas, & Alito who allowed it.....

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#7 Mar 19, 2013
This is not unlike 'grey market' photo and electronic import sales.

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