Tag Archives: Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons Inc.

ALA to host copyright policy discussion in Washington, D.C.

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#174601328 / gettyimages.com The way we access and use information in the digital age is fundamentally mediated by copyright policy. For several decades, this policy has been largely shaped by commercial interests. However, in the last three years, several court decisions have been more protective of public access to information and accommodating to the needs of the education, research, and ... Read More »

A nice day for a field hearing

In an unusual move, the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Courts, IP and the Internet took a field trip to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York Monday to hold a copyright hearing. Perhaps they wanted a change of pace, or perhaps the field trip was suggested by ranking member Rep. Jerrold Nadler (who ... Read More »

You bought it, you own it: Copyright policy should foster freedom

To celebrate Copyright Week, the American Library Association will join a number of organizations to exchange ideas, information and actions about copyright reform. From Monday, January 13th until Saturday, January 18th, copyright experts will explore different aspects of copyright law on the District Dispatch. Guest blogger: Tomas A. Lipinski Kirtsaeng’s legacy With the Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., ... Read More »

US library lending is happening

The first sale exception is a popular topic these days for librarians, consumers and policy makers. It is so trendy right now that it almost outshines fair use, and that’s saying something. This is likely due to some recent events. The Supreme Court decision in Kirstaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. happily was decided in our favor–yes, any lawfully ... Read More »

Understanding the Supreme Court First Sale Decision

In The Impact of the Supreme Court’s Decision in Kirtsaeng v. Wiley on Libraries (pdf), Jonathan Band explains the recent landmark copyright decision on the scope of the “first sale” doctrine, its context, and its likely consequences for libraries in the US. In short, the Supreme Court’s opinion is a landmark victory that strengthens the legal foundation of library lending, and ... Read More »