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College Textbooks, Price Arbitrage, Copyright, Business Models, and More

Bellarmine Pre-Law Review, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 45-49, 2013

54 Pages Posted: 15 May 2013 Last revised: 16 May 2013

Margo E. K. Reder

Boston College - Carroll School of Management

Date Written: May 14, 2013

Abstract

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.

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, O34

Suggested Citation

Reder, Margo E. K., College Textbooks, Price Arbitrage, Copyright, Business Models, and More (May 14, 2013). Bellarmine Pre-Law Review, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 45-49, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2264874

Margo E. K. Reder (Contact Author)

Boston College - Carroll School of Management ( email )

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