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The First Sale Doctrine After Kirtsaeng v. Wiley In the United States, copyright owners enjoy several exclusive rights, including the right to distribute copies of the protected works. This right is tempered by several defenses and exemptions, including the First Sale Doctrine. Copyright owners are entitled to the first sale of any lawfully made copies of their works, after which their rights to that copy are exhausted. Without this doctrine, copyright owners could use the distribution right to prohibit public libraries and second-hand bookstores. For many years, it was unclear whether the exhaustion principle applied to works purchased abroad and imported for resale. Under 17 U.S.C. § 602, importing copyrighted materials without permission from the copyright owner is an infringement of the distribution right. Yet, in Quality King Distributors, Inc. v. L’anza Research Int’l, the Supreme Court applied the First … Continue reading
Ross Epstein, partner at Techlaw, has been noted in Electronic Retailer Magazine.
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