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Can I sell my iPod?

At present, digital ownership and copyright is a complicated issue, a fact made clear during an educational briefing hosted by the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee (ICAC) on June 13th. The panel included industry representatives Sandra Aistars, CEO of Copyright

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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.

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Today: Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Libraries, Consumer Rights

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court supported consumer rights and libraries in the high-profile Kirtsaeng v. Wiley & Sons, Inc. case by ruling that goods lawfully made overseas are protected by the first sale doctrine. The Kirtsaeng case focused on whether

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Could the Supreme Court outlaw your library’s right to lend?

Any day now, the Supreme Court will make a ruling on Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.  It is an important case for libraries, which could determine the future of the first sale doctrine, but most librarians probably know

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LCA Releases First Sale Fast Facts for Libraries

Have you heard of the “first sale doctrine?” You’ve likely heard (if you’re a District Dispatch subscriber) about the Supreme Court case Kirtsaeng v. Wiley & Sons, and that it might affect library lending. However, the details of the case

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