Statement on the Supreme Court Decision in Kirtsaeng and the U.S. Position on Exhaustion in the TPP

infojustice 2013-03-30


The Supreme Court decided the long anticipated Kirtsaeng case today, upholding an interpretation that the first sale (exhaustion) rule in the U.S. allows the parallel importation of copyrighted products voluntarily released in other countries with the right holder’s consent. The case helps reveal how the USTR (with approval by officials at the Copyright Office) uses [...]


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Sean Flynn

Date tagged:

03/30/2013, 14:16

Date published:

03/19/2013, 11:12