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USC student wins Supreme Court copyright de
Wow! I wonder what losses we may have here in the USof A
Former USC student wins Supreme Court copyright decision
former USC student who bought textbooks in his homeland of Thailand and sold them in the United States won a major Supreme Court ruling on copyright law that gives foreign buyers of textbooks, movies and other products a right to resell them in the United States without the permission of the copyright owner.
Supap Kirtsaeng was sued by publisher John Wiley & Sons for violating its copyright protection. A jury in New York agreed with the publisher, and Kirtsaeng was assessed damages of $60,000 for willfully violating the company’s copyrights.
But in a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court reversed that judgment Tuesday and ruled that Kirtsaeng had the better interpretation of the law.
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