UPDATE: Supreme Court Grants Cert in Case Involving the First Sale Doctrine and Foreign Manufactured Work-

The Supreme Court granted cert yesterday in a Second Circuit case addressing the question of the applicability of the first sale doctrine of the Copyright Act to copyrighted works that are legally acquired abroad and then resold in the United States.  The Second Circuit concluded that the first sale defense in Section 109(a) of the Copyright Act applies only to copies of copyrighted works manufactured in the United States.

The case cite is Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., No. 11-697.

You can find the original post about the Second Circuit's opinion here.

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