Copyright owners win case concerning first-sale doctrine

2nd Circuit says it’s illegal to import and sell foreign works without permission

A recent appeals court ruling gives copyright owners broader rights over their products manufactured outside the U.S.

On Monday, the 2nd Circuit decided 2-1 in John Wiley & Sons Inc. v. Supap Kirtsaeng d/b/a Bluechristine99 that it is illegal for anyone to import and sell foreign-made copyright works without the copyright owner’s consent.

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