College Textbooks, Price Arbitrage, Copyright, Business Models, and More
Margo E. K. Reder
Boston College - Carroll School of Management
May 14, 2013
Bellarmine Pre-Law Review, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 45-49, 2013
This article is a commentary on the Wiley v. Kirtsaeng case and its remarkable effects on technology and content distribution and control. Further, how an enterprising grad student's money-making idea led to a Supreme Court case with impacts for creators, publishers, manufacturers, retailers and entertainment conglomerates. To the extent that copyright-protected goods are in digital form, content creators and publishers face notable challenges to their legacy business models as control shifts to users and monetization shifts to distributors.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 54
Keywords: Copyright, redigi, aereo, first sale doctrine, grey market, exhaustion, innovation, arbitrage, publisher, creator, distributor, Supreme Court, Wiley, Kirtsaeng, price, arbitrage, textbooks, international, business model, internet, Ebay, Craigslist
JEL Classification: K00, K10, K19, K20, K21, K29, K33, K49, O31, O32, O33, O34Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: May 15, 2013 ; Last revised: May 16, 2013
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