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Kirtsaeng and the First-Sale Doctrine's Digital Problem

Stanford Law Review Online, Vol. 66, pp. 17-23, 2013

Penn State Law Research Paper No. 29-2013

8 Pages Posted: 8 May 2013 Last revised: 8 Jun 2015

Clark D. Asay

Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School

Date Written: May 7, 2013

Abstract

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.

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

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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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2262032

Clark D. Asay (Contact Author)

Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School ( email )

540 JRCB
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
United States

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