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Kirtsaeng and the First-Sale Doctrine's Digital Problem


Clark D. Asay


Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School

May 7, 2013

Stanford Law Review Online, Vol. 66, pp. 17-23, 2013
Penn State Law Research Paper No. 29-2013

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Many have lauded the United States Supreme Court's recent decision in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. as a significant victory for the first-sale doctrine under copyright law. However, in the digital context, the Kirtsaeng holding and the first-sale doctrine in general face extinction. This Essay argues for the first-sale doctrine's survival in the digital context.

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Keywords: copyright, Kirtsaeng, first-sale doctrine, first-sale rights, digital copyright

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Date posted: May 8, 2013 ; Last revised: July 11, 2013

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Asay, Clark D., Kirtsaeng and the First-Sale Doctrine's Digital Problem (May 7, 2013). Stanford Law Review Online, Vol. 66, pp. 17-23, 2013; Penn State Law Research Paper No. 29-2013. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2262032

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Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School ( email )
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Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
United States
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