Supreme Court upholds first-sale doctrine in textbook resale case

Posted by BernardSwiss on Mar 20, 2013 7:34 AM EDT
Ars Technica; By Joe Mullin
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The importation of copyrighted goods made abroad has been an increasingly contentious issue in recent years. Easy access to Internet resale markets like eBay and Amazon have made it possible for a new breed of entrepreneurs to buy low and sell high in a wide array of areas. The Supreme Court handed these resellers a major victory today, issuing a decision [PDF] that makes it clear that the "first sale" doctrine protects resellers, even when they move goods across national boundaries.

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